Co-op Youth Leadership Program

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.

Currently 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 a seminar 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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The 2020 program scheduled from April 30 to May 3 at the Riding Mountain Conference Centre (Camp Wannakumbac) has been cancelled. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and based on the advice of public health, we have decided not to proceed with this years program.  We hope to once again offer the Co-op Youth Leadership Retreat in 2021.

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