JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp (IYCC)

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, Encouraging Connections July 22 - 26, 2019

The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) believes 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: July 11, 2019

What is the JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp?

A weeklong day camp for Indigenous youth ages 15 to 21 (Birth Years 1998 – 2004).

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 the Lower Mainland, 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.

Camp Objectives

  1. Provide an innovative and applied educational experience grounded in Indigenous culture;
  2. Inform participants about careers in justice, public safety and health;
  3. Provide information on post-secondary prerequisites, course planning, admissions and 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 21 (Birth Years 1998 – 2004).

When is it?

Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019

Each day is scheduled for 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Number of participants?

The JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp will be accepting 20 youth participants. A waitlist will be created for additional youth interested in participating.

Where does the camp take place?

The JIBC Indigenous Youth Career Camp will be based at the JIBC, and daily activities will take place at the following campuses: New Westminster & Maple Ridge.  Youth and supervisory staff will be transported between the Maple Ridge and the New Westminster campuses on a chartered bus.  Cultural activities and team building activities will be taking place at both campuses.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost for youth to participate in the weeklong day camp.

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 workshop instructors and staff.

How do I apply?

Download the registration form

Submit your completed registration form via email to: Indigenization@jibc.ca

Submitting the registration form does not guarantee acceptance.

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 July 3, 2019