JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp (IYCC)

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) believes that bringing Indigenous people and perspectives into justice, public safety and health is essential to achieve our national project of Truth and Reconciliation. As the fastest growing demographic in Canada, Indigenous youth will make up a significant portion of British Columbia’s future workforce. The JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp – Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, Encouraging Connections aims to build youth resiliency, establish positive relationships, and introduce youth to the broad spectrum of careers in justice, public safety and health. 

APPLY NOW - DEADLINE: February 25, 2019 

What is the JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp?

A weeklong overnight camp for Indigenous students ages 15 to 18 (Birth Years 2000 – 2003).

The camp promotes interest in careers in justice, public safety, and health through applied education, cultural experiences and connections, and engagements with a wide range of community partners at multiple JIBC campuses.

The camp provides opportunities to meet new friends from across BC, connect with Elders and role models, and enjoy great food, fun, laughter, and learning in a culturally safe and supportive environment. Join us to reflect on your gifts and how they might be applied to exciting and impactful careers in public safety. 

Camp Objectives

  1. Provide an innovative and applied educational experience grounded in Indigenous culture;
  2. Inform students about careers in justice, public safety and health;
  3. Provide information on post-secondary prerequisites, course planning, and admissions criteria;
  4. Provide access to Indigenous role models;
  5. Support cultural connections with Elders and knowledge keepers; and
  6. Support connections with Indigenous and non-Indigenous professionals in a variety of partner organizations. 

 Who Can Apply?

Indigenous youth who identify as First Nations, Métis, and Inuit between the ages of 15 and 18 (Birth Years 2000 – 2003).  

When is it?

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019 

Where does it take place?

The JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp will be based at Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem Healing Retreat Centre. Daily activities will take place at the following JIBC campuses: New Westminster, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge or Pitt Meadows.  Youth and supervisory staff will be transported between Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem and JIBC campuses on a chartered bus. Cultural activities and team building activities will also take place at Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem Healing Retreat Centre.

How Much Does it Cost?

There is no cost for youth to participate in the weeklong camp.
Please Note: Travel costs to the JIBC New Westminster campus are not included and are the responsibility of participants. 

Why Apply?

You will make friendships, develop cultural connections, and connect your gifts to future academic and career opportunities. Make memories that will last a lifetime through applied education and culturally grounded experiences in a safe and supportive environment with our camp Elders, camp coordinator, camp teachers, and staff. 

How Do I Apply?

Download the application package

Submit your completed package via email to Indigenization@jibc.ca

Have any questions? Call us at 604.528.5522 for more info.

 We strongly encourage you to apply early to improve
your chances of securing a spot.


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Last updated January 24, 2019