“In MLG I found friends, a support group to look forward to each week, volunteer work, and I was introduced to Inclusive Leadership. I loved how everyone could make friends with anyone.”
Imagine young and old from different cultures, traditions and identities coming together in the spirit of giving to the community. The Multicultural Leadership Group (MLG) has been doing just that since 2008 when MLG was formed as a way for youth to volunteer at the 2008 North American Indigenous Games. Youth and adults craft gifts for visitors, kept the Cultural Village clean and, most importantly, learned inclusive leadership skills for welcoming the more than 20,000 indigenous athletes, performers and visitors who came to our wonderful warm land for the games. Below are just a few of the highlights and ways we have continued with these amazing traditions, as more than 100 youth and adults of all ages came together this year. In the spirit of giving to our community we have:
- Created many beautiful signs with unifying messages for the Walk of Nations
- Participated in World Peace Day, making peace flags that joined the peace rally
- Learned about the Mexican celebration “Day of the Dead” and explored many different traditions and celebrations that happen during those darkest days of the year
- Explored the UN Rights of the Child and helped build awareness about these rights through the Hearts Pin Campaign
- Ethically witnessed the injustices faced by Syrians during the Syrian Art exhibition
- Collaborated with Arcadian Early Learning Society, and the Inclusive Leadership Cooperative to host a “Dinner and Dialogue for Families and Young Ones,” just to name a few of the amazing ways we gave back to our community.
Come join us and be part of an inclusive community! We look forward to seeing you 🙂
When: Wednesdays, after school until 5:45 (come when you can, leave when you need to)
Where: St Johns Anglican Church Hall, 163 First St.
Who: All ages, all cultures, all faiths, all identities, everyone is welcome!
Why: To have fun while creating inclusive and caring communities.
Please contact Linda McDaniels for more information: