Project Canoe is dedicated to not only working with youth in the outdoors, but we also invest significantly in our staff and interns. We believe that these dynamic young people are poised to foster positive social change in our communities. We are committed to shaping an informed and engaged group of staff members and interns through an enriched training program and on-going mentoring and skill-building. To that end, our summer program interns are in the house here at our city office at Centre for Social Innovation. They're learning about the Project Canoe program model and spending some time reflecting on principles and practices of diversity and anti-oppression. Meet the interns. When asked why they applied for the Project Canoe Internship Program, here's what they had to say:
- Katelyn Whitworth: "People are so passionate about Project Canoe, I kept thinking that I have to be part of it too!"
- Hussein Abdulkadir: "I was a participant at Project Canoe for two years and thought it was pretty special to work with youth. I want to get more experience working with female youth, as I have experience working with male youth."
- Lindsay Klea: "I'm looking to Project Canoe to give me some direction, and help me open some doors for my future."