ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Environmental Leadership Program provided participants with leadership development, cross-cultural training, non-formal environmental education learning and experiential work experiences. Participants experienced living in Costa Rica for two months with a host family and worked with their youth peers on an environmental/community based project. Upon their return to Canada participants work for another two months on an environmental or cultural based project in their own community.
LABRADOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
The Labrador Leadership Program provided Aboriginal Youth in Labrador with an opportunity to explore career and educational opportunities relating to National Parks and Historic Sites. Program participants were provided with job shadowing and mentoring experiences so they could explore what experiences and education they would require for these career opportunities.
This program involved seven EcoTeams, each comprised of four youths, working in major centres across the province to deliver environmental home assessments and climate change education. Each EcoTeam delivered residential assessments/audits called "Home Green Ups" and "EnerGuide for Houses." These assessments assisted homeowners save money on their energy use while improving home comfort. Household waste, water, energy and transportation were also assessed during the visits and education was provided to the both homeowners and classrooms on such topics as recycling and composting, climate change, an environmentally friendly household, hazardous waste, etc.