The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALA) will bring 50 young people from across Canada to Ottawa for the experience of a lifetime. This program is a partnership between ALA and the YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada program which is funded, in part by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The eighth annual ALA Youth Exchange will be held in Ottawa at Carleton University from June 27th to July 3rd, 2008.
The Youth Exchange is a celebration of the diversity of disability and Canadian culture. It exposes participants to a wide variety of active living opportunities, provides a cultural experience through interaction with people from across Canada, and inspires and enhances personal leadership qualities. Participants of the Exchange will have the opportunity to learn about community involvement and the advocacy process.
ALACD encourages young Canadians between the ages of 14 and 17 as of June 1st, 2008, to sign up before the February 1st, 2008 deadline. Space is limited!
The cost to participate is $500 per selected participant which includes all activity fees. Travel, accommodation, meals, attendant care services (if required) will be provided by the YMCA. The Alliance is dedicated to an inclusive environment and if needed, the Alliance will help you with your fundraising efforts.
For more information on the 2008 Youth Exchange or the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability please visit their website www.ala.ca, contact Nadia Smith at 1-800-771-0663 xt.23 or TTY 1-866-771-0663, email at firstname.lastname@example.org.