Co-operative Young Leaders

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) Summer 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. From its inception in 1967 to its 50th year in 2017, more than 3,000 young people have gone through Ontario co-operative young leaders programs.

Each camp session is aimed at the youth of a particular age. There are sessions throughout the summer for youths aged 13 to 18. Every year, 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. It is held at the Co-operative Education Centre located in Aylmer, Ontario.

To encourage youth leadership, COCHF has committed to sponsoring one young co-op member to attend the Co-operative Young Leaders Camp (CYL) at no cost to the participant.

This is a fabulous opportunity for a youth living in your co-op. Youths, ages 13 to 18, that are interested in attending should complete the application form linked below.