Programs

Vimy Inspires Tomorrow

History education meets leadership education. Vimy Inspires Tomorrow encourages youth between 13 and 17 years old to develop and utilize their leadership skills.

Why the Leadership Program?

Six modules drawing on First World War history enable youth to examine, discuss, and exercise key leadership skills, all of which can be applied to their daily lives as they become leaders of tomorrow. Destined for community-based youth groups of all kinds, the activities can be completed virtually or in person, and are available free of charge. Participants go on to apply the leadership skills and knowledge they have gained through the program towards the creation of or contribution to a project that will benefit their local community.

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Learn

Impact driven leadership. Through this program, youth learn lessons from historical leadership that they can apply to their daily lives as young leaders. Activities make connections to participants’ lived experiences and encourage discussion to ensure maximum engagement.

The modules were designed or reviewed by educators, and are adaptable to the needs and learning levels of different groups. Facilitator notes and alternate activities ensure flexibility and ease of delivery.

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Contribute to your community

After completing the modules, individuals or groups who submit a compelling proposal will be eligible for additional leadership, project, and community organization training, in order to help them make a positive impact in their communities.

One (1) project will be awarded a $1,500 grant to help youth develop an impactful, transformative community project and achieve their community goals. 


Deliver the program

Download the Facilitator's Guide in English or in French, and review the Terms and Conditions page for full details.

1 - Learn more

Review the Facilitator’s Guide for full program details, including a summary of the modules, suggested timing, additional resources, and more information about eligibility for additional leadership coaching for youth participants.

2 - Request the activities

Group leaders or facilitators can email programs@vimyfoundation.ca to request PDF copies of the modules. Please include the name or description of the group, city or town, the age range and number of participants. The modules will be sent by email within 5 business days.

3 - Complete the activities as a group

Deliver the six modules individually or as a two-day workshop.

4 - Encourage participants to develop a community project

Youth can submit a plan for a community project to the Vimy Foundation to be eligible for specialized coaching and a project grant! See the terms and conditions page for full details.

Participate now!

REQUEST THE MODULES AND DELIVER THE PROGRAM TO YOUR YOUTH GROUP!

Group leaders: email programs@vimyfoundation.ca to request the 6 activities.

Individual youth or groups can email a copy of their community project proposals by March 1, 2022 to be eligible for additional leadership coaching.

See the Terms and Conditions page for more information.

Applications are currently closed.

Please check back at a later date and see resources below.

Resources

Terms and Conditions: Vimy Inspires Tomorrow

Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors help make out programs a possibility.

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