Leadership & Entrepreneurship



The Program

The Leadership program focuses on the Inuit and First Nations Communities, from James Bay to Nunavik.

The program is primarily aimed at fostering youth involvement in the community.


Project coordinator shepherds students through the process of running the Student Council. The purpose is to encourage Council members to become role models for their peers to promote community involvement at a young age.Each year, at springtime, Youth Fusion organizes Cree Youth Leadership conferences:
  • Elementary School Leadership Conference (in Eastmain),
  • High School Leadership Conference (in Waswanipi).
A delegation of students involved in leadership activities year round assembles for 4 days to take part in dynamic or traditional activities:
  • town treasure hunt,
  • anti-bullying forum,
  • crafting traditional arrow tips,
  • drawing a mural, etc.

By the Numbers

17 schools in aboriginal communities

20 coordinators university students or recent graduates

1785 youth at risk focus of the project