Youth Leadership Workshop Series

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We believe research focusing on community change – by Indigenous communities, for Indigenous communities – should include education and skill development for eventual program sustainability by communities.

A Train the Trainer program was piloted in May 2016 in Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement. An experienced facilitator was mentored to train new and future facilitators. In 2017/18 we will achieve this goal through a series of workshops delivered to a broad base of facilitators and additional community members. These will occur in Edmonton and at 4 Métis Settlements.

Topics: Job Skills, Resume Building and Email tips, Communication, Social Media, Computer Skills, Identities, Standard First Aid Train the Trainer, and planning small local projects.

As part of the Youth Leadership Workshop Series, we will encourage and mentor facilitators to take the content from Life Skills Journey training workshops back to their communities where they can teach necessary topics.

Facilitators have already identified this as a need: “I would probably talk about the grief and loss because you’re in the community; everybody knows everybody and we all have this connection and belonging; we have a lot of loss here and not a lot of people talk about it. They just bottle it up and it’s a hard topic to cover but it helps.”

Youth Leadership Workshop Series Timeline 2017-2018



Date and Time 


Job Skills

Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews, & Communication with Employers.

October 31st at 2-5 pm

January 30th at 5-8pm

November 2nd at 5-8 pm

November 6th at 5-8 pm

November 7th at 6-9 pm

Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Ave

Elizabeth Community Hall

Buffalo Lake Administration Office

Gift Lake Community Hall

East Prairie Community Hall

Resume Building

& Email Tips

Building resumes, email tips, and Google applications. 

December 4th at 5-8 pm

December 6th at 5-8 pm

November 27th at 5-8 pm

November 28th at 5:30-8 pm

Elizabeth Community Hall

Buffalo Lake Administration Office

Gift Lake Community Services Blg

East Prairie Community Hall

Social Media

 How to professionally use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

December 5th at 5-8 pm

December 7th at 5-8 pm

November 29th at 5-8 pm

November 30th at 5:30-8 pm

Elizabeth Community Hall

Buffalo Lake Administration Office

Gift Lake Community Services Blg

East Prairie Community Hall


Verbal communication,  non- verbal communication, active listening and public speaking tips. 

January 31 at 5-8 pm

November 20th at 5-8 pm

January 24th at 5-8pm

January 25th at 5:30-8 pm

Elizabeth Community Hall

Buffalo Lake Administration Office

Gift Lake Youth Center

East Prairie Community Hall

Computer Skills

General computers skills including email attachments and internet browsing.


February 1st at 5-8 pm




Buffalo Lake Administration Office