Investing in our youth is investing in the future. As a part of our community-based approach, AICBR engages youth to be involved with different aspects of research done in their community. By being directly involved with the research process, the youth learn new skills and work with their community, thus having opportunities to speak with and learn from Elders, other key community members and topic experts and to share their own perspectives and experiences.
It is the youth and future generations who will be facing the greatest impacts from global issues, such as climate change, in the coming years and they will be responsible for adapting to these complex changes. It is therefore essential to focus attention on working with and involving youth in all areas of research as well as to educate and strengthen youth leadership capacity so that they are well prepared to face these issues alongside their communities.
Current Opportunities for Youth:
- YIC4 Training - Training Indigenous youth to be climate change champions in their communities. Youth will also learn leadership and community-based research skills which can be applied to future professional and personal development opportunities.