Youth Steering Committee

This OICC program is run by the youth for our OICC youth–The Youth Steering Committee (YSC). It is currently made up of 15 Inuit teenagers.

The YSC meets once a month, after school, to discusses issues and conflicts they might be facing. The YSC also discusses ways in which they can help their Inuit community.

In the summer of 2013, they did a Cultural Exchange program with group of First Nation youth from Webequie, Northern Ontario. It was an event that both groups really enjoyed and would love to do again. Our youth had a chance to learn about this First Nation’s culture and the Northern Ontario youth had a chance to learn about Inuit culture.

This summer TD Bank provided tickets to a Red Black game. The youth had the experience of watching the game from a luxury suite with free food and drink. It was a unique and thrilling experience!

In the past, the Youth Steering Committee worked on developing comic books with a particular focus on: 1) using comics for education and communications and; 2) using comic books for community development, positive social change and personal empowerment.

The workshops were based on the premise that art and storytelling can help communities develop through the exchange of personal experiences. The expression of these experiences helped to raise social awareness around issues affecting urban Inuit youth.

To get involved with the Youth Steering Committee, please contact
at 613-746-5400, ext. 224.