Katimavik launches its National Experience 2021
Today, 66 young Canadians – a new group of Katimavik Participants – start their life-transforming journey. Participants move into Katimavik houses across the country to support local non-profits and ensure help reaches those in need.
13 January 2021 – Today, 66 Participants move into Katimavik houses across Canada to chart their new future, to deliver meaningful support to local communities, to embrace leadership and learn to participate fully as active and activist citizens in society.
Today, Katimavik is going far beyond volunteerism. The pandemic highlights the importance of service to our communities and the need to step up and help our fellow Canadians in need during this very challenging time in history – these are the innate pillars of Katimavik, unchanged since 1977.
Katimavik is being strongly supported by the Government of Canada and is one of the most efficient and effective youth empowerment organizations in Canada. Katimavik is immensely proud of our youth participants who demonstrate such bravery by stepping up and supporting the nation respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Overcoming the crisis requires a whole-of-society activist approach, driven by solidarity, responsibility and generosity. These are the fundamental values of Katimavik.Katimavik Chief Executive Officer John-Frederick Cameron
In strong compliance with all municipal, provincial, and national health authority directives, today 66 young adults are arriving in the communities of:
- Moncton, NB;
- Quebec, QC;
- Peterborough, ON;
- Winnipeg, MB;
- Nanaimo, BC;
- Calgary, AB.
We took the decision to maintain the National Experience 2021 remaining steadfast in our collective sense of responsibility to all our participants. Katimavik will meet all health authority directives through the delivery of the National Experience.National Experience Program Manager Adim Hébert
Katimavik’s flagship National Experience program empowers young adults to become engaged and caring citizens, advocates for inclusiveness and diversity, contributors to an eco-friendly and sustainable world, supporters of Truth and Reconciliation across Canada, and confident change-makers working towards a brighter future for all.
This fully immersive program brings together 11 diverse young adults who share and manage a Katimavik house while volunteering four days a week at a local charity or not-for-profit. Each group is accompanied by a Project Leader, who resides in the house to mentor the life-changing experience.
For press inquiries and all questions please contact Yuliia Moravej, Katimavik Communications Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org and 514 868 0898 ext. 2421