The Natural Leaders Alliance is a growing youth-led initiative that recognizes the importance of both spending time outdoors and reconnecting Canadian youth to nature and the development of youth leadership. It was the first program launched through CNAC, and is a “for youth, by youth” initiative. It focuses on youth leadership, outdoor community events, and opportunities to authentically engage in the national dialogue of connecting Canadians to nature.
Other organizations across North America, including the the Canadian Parks Council, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Nature Canada, Outdoor Nation, and the David Suzuki Foundation have sought out our Natural Leaders to support their own youth engagement strategies. Our core team is working with several of these partners to enhance youth-led initiatives and to determine what’s next for this flagship program.