OUR IMPACT CAN BE FELT IN OVER
Over the past decades we have worked with local stakeholders, educational institutions and governments all across Canada to establish mutually beneficial sustainable relationships in over 500 communities. We owe much of the credit for our success to long term partnerships that allowed the Katimavik community to build and maintain a local sense of belonging and equip youth with essential skills and competencies. Katimavik’s durability and success over the years is based on the support of our partners.
Currently, Katimavik is engaging key actors in the youth mobilization sector, particularly those involved in reconciliation and community volunteering. We are working on developing partnerships in order to build a strong curriculum for our programs and as well as build a supportive network for Canadian youth and communities in their respective development.
Over the past few months, our staff and Board members have met with various Indigenous and reconciliation focused groups to get their input on our framework for active reconciliation. Through these discussions we have received valuable input that is strengthening our approach. We are pursuing formal partnerships with these organizations (and open to many others!) that could contribute to a web of mutual benefit for each of the organizations involved and all Canadian youth.
OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:
We would like to thank World University of Canada (WUSC)
for hosting Katimavik in its offices.
COLLABORATE WITH US
Katimavik wishes to consult with and learn from the expertise of other key actors in the fields of volunteering, community service, reconciliation between indigenous and non-Indigenous people and youth services.
We are diversifying our funding in order to respond successfully to new challenges supporting Canadian youth and communities in their development according to their priorities.
By contributing to the Katimavik programs, not only are you helping to build resilient communities and strengthen youth engagement, but also to rebuild relationships between Indigenous and non Indigenous peoples.
- Actively participate in implementing community projects.
- Participate in the development and growth of Canadian communities and improve the quality of life for vulnerable and marginalized populations.
- Cultivate knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that youth need to play an active role in society.
- Gain concrete work experience and competencies that will help them get a job.
Did you know? In Canada, there are 80,000 not-for-profit organizations that rely exclusively on volunteer work. These organizations provide essential services to at-risk populations, particularly the underprivileged, elderly, disabled, women in need, children, immigrants and refugees. By supporting Katimavik, you help these organizations get the volunteers they need!
Katimavik is diversifying its funding and is open to new partnerships. Contact us to learn more about partnership opportunities.
KATIMAVIK AT A GLANCE
Katimavik’s approach is based on the development of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between participants and local communities. Community organizations can improve, increase and diversify services offered locally through the volunteering done by Katimavik participants. Volunteer work has a significant social value and several benefits for community groups.
Katimavik’s mission is to educate youth through volunteer service. With a shared commitment to Canadian youth, postsecondary institutions are natural partners for our organization. Several partnerships between Canadian Universities and Katimavik resulted in tangible benefits for canadian communities and the quality of life of their citizens.
More than ever, Katimavik needs the support of its alumni, partners and supporters.
WHY SHOULD YOU GET INVOLVED?
- Katimavik had a positive impact on your life and you want to other young people to benefit from this experience
- Katimavik volunteers helped your organization to achieve its mission
- You appreciated the extra help and energy Katimavik groups provided in your community
- You think it’s important to give young people the opportunity to become engaged citizens
- You strongly believe in volunteering
HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED
- Organize a fundraising or make a donation.
- Volunteer for Katimavik. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our punctual needs or contact us to let us know that you are interested in giving a hand.
- Post your testimonial online.
- Stay connected with Katimavik on Facebook and Twitter
Thank you to everyone who believes in Katimavik’s mission and work and supports its initiatives!