Co-op Youth Leadership Program

 In 2023 we are pleased to be offering our one-day Introduction to Co-op Youth Leadership Program.  If you are in Grades 10 to 12, please join us on one of the following dates in the following communities for a day of fun and learning.  There is no cost to participate just come prepared to learn and engage in a lot of simulations, exercises and games while developing your leadership skills.

Thursday, May 11 in Neepawa, Manitoba

Thursday, May 18 in Elm Creek, Manitoba

Thursday, May 25 in Dominion City, Manitoba

Thursday, June 1 in Souris, Manitoba

For more information and to register, please download the registration brochure. 

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 offered 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.

 In 2022, MCA introduced the Introduction to Cooperative Youth Leadership (Intro to CY) program.  This one-day youth leadership program can be offered in communities across Manitoba.  We welcome the opportunity to bring this program to you – designed for students in grades 10 to 12 this program can run with as few as 10 participants and as many as 40.  If you are interested in hosting the Intro to CY program in your community, please contact us to learn more.


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