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Group Leader Orientation - Travel Based Exchanges


All Group Leaders in the YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada Program will be provided with a comprehensive orientation to the program.  In most cases, this occurs through group facilitation offered by the Regional Coordinators in each region.  

During Group Leader Orientation...  

  • Group Leaders get to meet each other and share ideas, and have an opportunity to ask questions.  

  • Experienced Group Leaders get to provide peer leadership and share their experiences and ideas with newer Group Leaders.

  • Group Leaders receive orientation on paperwork, the exchange cycle, safety, fundraising, host planning, and youth engagement.

Group Leader Orientation Schedule and Registration Links

British Columbia – November 16-17 

Tong Louie Family YMCA

14988 57 Ave

Surrey, BC V3S 7S6

Registration link


Quebec and Atlantic Provinces – November 16-17

Fairfield Airport Hotel in Montreal

700 Michel Jasmin Ave

Montreal, QC, H9P 1C5

EN Registration Link 

FR Registration Link

Prairies and the Territories – November 2-3

the Boyle Street Plaza YMCA

9538 103A Ave.

Edmonton, AB,T5H 4H3 

Registration Link

Ontario – November 15-17 2024

YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre 

13300 11th Concession Rd

Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0 

Registration Link

People are sitting at tables and facing a presenter with their backs to the camera. A presenter is speaking on the microphone. This picture is from a fundraising dinner held during one of the exchanges.
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