The Black Youth Leadership Program is an empowering initiative designed to uplift and engage Black youth in community and civic activities. This program, led by the Council for the Advancement of African Canadians (CAAC) in Alberta and Crown Mentorship Foundation, provides valuable resources, training, and financial support through micro-grants to foster community organizing and volunteerism. It aims to nurture leadership skills and promote a culture of ownership and accountability.
Through structured activities and mentorships, participants are encouraged to lead and deliver community-based initiatives, contributing to their personal development and the collective well-being of their communities. Central to the program’s ethos is enhancing understanding and practice of democratic engagement, emphasizing equity, diversity, and inclusion to inspire a lasting commitment to community service and innovation among African descent youth.