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Co-operative Young Leaders Program

Co-operative Young Leaders (CYL) 

CYL is a unique summer camp experience for youth ages 14-18. This series of week-long programs brings young people together from all across Ontario to learn about and practice the international co-operative principles, communication, and leadership through games, team building and community projects. 

There is limited capacity remaining in each of the weeks so make sure you have registered as soon as confirming sponsorship to confirm your space in the program as it is first come, first served. 

CYL 2018 Registration is now OPEN!  Register Here. 

*If you have obtained and confirmed sponsorship with a co-op or a credit union please proceed to the registration. If you are looking to participate outside of a sponsoring organization you are welcome to register and we will invoice appropriately. 


CYL is moving! The program now has a home at the Co-operative Education Centre (CEC) near Aylmer, ON. Please note, due to the finite number of beds per cabin we are limited to the number of female and male participants per week. Thank you for your understanding.  

Updated as of June 11, 2018

Session Location Date Spaces Remaining
Senior Aylmer, ON July 8-13 4 Spaces Female, 1 Space Male
Intermediate Aylmer, ON July 15-20 3 Spaces Female, 7 Spaces Male
Junior A Aylmer, ON July 22-27 1 Space Female, 5 Spaces Male
Junior B Aylmer, ON July 29-Aug 3 4 spaces Female, Male cabins are FULL


Junior and Intermediate rates $895 + HST. Senior rates $970 + HST.                                                Non-member sponsors please add $250.

For the Ontario Co-operative Association membership rates and information, click here.

About our Youth Programs 

We bring together young co-operators from across Ontario with established co-op mentors in a relationship that embraces and enhances their leadership potential. 

CYL and Base Camp are experiential learning programs which integrate co-operative principles with teambuilding practices, empower youth to be visionaries, and equips them with the change-making tools they need to excel. They develop self-confidence, learn from inspiring guest speakers, and have a lot of fun with camp-like activities. Who knew that public speaking, and business conceptualization could be so exciting!


If you would like to subscribe to the CYL Newsletter, simply enter your email address in the box on the top-right section of the screen. Chose the CYL Newsletter and confirm your subscription! 


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