Co-op Youth Leadership Program


 As a result of the on-going pandemic, we had to suspend the delivery of our traditional Co-op Youth Leadership Retreats for 2020 and 2021.  In spring 2022 we successfully introduced our new one-day Introduction to Co-op Youth Leadership. 

Like our traditional Co-op Youth Leadership retreats, this one day program focuses on learning through participation.  Through a series of exercises, simulations and games we introduce the following concepts: group dynamics, effective communications, conflict resolution, mediation, leadership styles and cooperating together.

If you are interested in hosting a one-day Intro to CY session in your community please contact the MCA office for more information.

Youth programming has been a key pillar of MCA’s work since inception. We are always looking for new ways to educate young people about co-ops and encourage them to become involved with their local co-ops.

Traditionally MCA offers a Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat over a span of 3 1/2 days in a beautiful camp like setting.  Learning through participation is emphasized and the workshops encourage participants to play an active role in their leadership development process. The educational topics covered include: communication and public speaking skills, values discussions, working effectively in a group setting, diversity, global development, cooperation and cooperatives and leadership skills.

Each participant that wishes to attend our 3 1/2 day Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat is encouraged to find a local co-op or credit union sponsor to cover the $350 registration fee. We suggest you seek sponsorship from a…

  • Credit Union
  • Retail Co-op Store/Gas Station
  • Caisse Populaire
  • Housing Co-op
  • Co-operators Insurance Agent/Office
  • CUMIS insurance office/agent
  • Health Care Co-op
  • Worker Co-op
  • Co-op Trust Company Office
  • Co-op Day Care
  • Water or Utility Co-op
  • Recreational Co-op

Participants can also be sponsored by their local band council, student council, parent, or other local business. The sponsor pays the registration fee on behalf of the participant.

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