Co-op Young Leaders

The CYL Program

Send A Youth To Camp!

Co-operative Young Leaders is a summer experience unlike any other. This week-long camp brings young people together from all across Ontario to learn about, and practice, communication and leadership through co‑operative activities. Since its inception in 1967, more than 2800 young people have gone through Ontario co-operative young leaders programs.

Each camp session is aimed at youth of a particular age. There are sessions throughout the summer for youth aged 14 to 18. Every summer, Ontario co-ops and credit unions give 200 young people a chance to attend CYL, which is a program of the Ontario Co-operative Association (On-Co-op). It is held at the Lake St, George Field Centre located in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Senior-Rogues-045This is a fabulous opportunity for a youth living in your co-op. Youth, ages 14 to 18 that are interested in attending should complete the attached CYL Sponsorship Application. The Ontario Federations including CHASEO in partnership with CHF Canada are co-coordinating the CYL sponsorship.

Applications for sponsorship should be sent directly to CHF Canada – Ontario Region at the address shown on the Sponsorship Application.

Please note:

Applicants must send a brief letter outlining why they want to attend and why the Board should select them. A letter of recommendation from your co-op office is needed as well. Your application will be forwarded and entered in the CHF Canada’s all- Ontario Sponsorship draw. Youth whose names were selected will have their complete registration fees for CYL paid for by their sponsors.

Please share the information with your members at Board meetings, members meetings and post on your community boards.

Experience the Magic

Program Information

Below are various informational links to help you learn more about the Co-operative Young Leaders program.

CYL Downloads