In January 2022, 11 Katimavik volunteers are returning to Sudbury to volunteer, help local neighbourhoods with their needs, learn to respect diversity, work with people and transform themselves into caring, engaged and tolerant citizens.
The organization is looking for local community organizations who want volunteer help.
Katimavik is a national youth empowerment organization. Since its founding in 1977, Katimavik has existed to empower diverse youth and help them develop into engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors for a better Canada.
In the time Katimavik has been offering its programs, it has served countless communities across the country and more than 37,000 young Canadians.
Katimavik’s flagship program, the National Experience, is a transformative five-month experience fully funded by the Government of Canada during which participants share a house, learn to co-exist with others, build bridges of respect, tolerance and understanding, learn valuable skills for their careers, volunteer in local communities, learn about and engage in Truth and Reconciliation.
Youth are accompanied by a project leader, who lives with them and guides them through their Katimavik journey.
“I am excited and thrilled to announce that Katimavik’s National Experience is returning to Sudbury!” said Adim Hébert, Katimavik National Experience Program Manager.
“We will be benefitting Sudbury and its neighbouring communities again, exactly the way we did three years ago. We are actively expanding the program to serve more young people, make an impact in ways the communities we serve want, and prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s world.”
The organization is asking the public to help identify Sudbury’s stakeholders (community organizations, non profits, charities etc.) in want of volunteers and any other opportunities where Katimavik can be helpful.