The Cowichan Intercultural Society is proud to announce that our Compassionate Leaders Project received the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) National Award of Excellence in the youth category. As the winner, the Compassionate Leaders Project is recognized for “building an awareness and understanding of Canadian values and identity that are reflective of Canadian diversity” (CCRF).
2016-2017 marked the fourth consecutive year that we have partnered with SD79 to deliver the Compassionate Leaders Project (CLP). Participants from all five secondary schools were represented at the leadership camp and successfully completed their action plans and team projects. The direct project participants accumulated over 1,100 hours of voluntary service hours during the year. We ran our leadership camp from December 2 – 4, 2016. The camp workshops and activities were focused on building self-awareness, teamwork, anti-discrimination first aid, compassionate communication, exploring social justice issues and action planning. On the last day, participants formed into school-based action teams and began working on conceptual action plans and team projects.