YOUNG VOICES CAN! evolved from Peace Camp Canada, moving beyond a summer camp experience to include a school year program for youth of all cultures from Ottawa schools, including regular events, where they learn to respect each other’s perspectives.
Due to the happenings of the past years, our focus is on reducing both Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, as well as preventing marginalized youth from becoming radicalized. In the summer, our participants experience a 9-day Summer Experience at Ashbury College.
Our vision is to foster understanding, patience, open communication and co-existence by teaching conflict resolution and leadership skills, and enabling youth to come together for an extended stay filled with dialogue, reflection, learning, team building, self-awareness – and, of course, fun!