Youth leadership workshops

Every year, the RCMP hosts youth leadership workshops at its training academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Students in grades 9 to 12 from across the country are invited and attend the event accompanied by police officers from their respective communities.

Workshop features

  • Interactive sessions with RCMP members, motivational speakers and other special guests
  • Educational activities and discussions on topics such as bullying, road safety, healthy relationships and substance misuse
  • Support to develop an action plan to help address a community youth crime or victimization issue. When they return home, participants put these plans in action with support from the RCMP

Workshop objectives

  • Build youth leadership skills
  • Foster positive relationships between police officers and youth
  • Enable youth to make a difference in their communities
  • Raise awareness around youth crime and victimization issues

Workshop successes

Here are examples of projects led by past workshop participants:

  • Community activity nights, such as movie nights to help tackle issues of youth boredom
  • Community fishing trips to promote pro-social and positive activities in their communities
  • Educational awareness nights for youth and parents on topics such as substance misuse

A program is going to be more successful when we discover and learn from the target population and include them in the development, implementation and maintenance of a program. As members, we are amazed at the ideas youth develop. We feel empowered to work with them to implement their ideas in the community; the drive and compassion they show is amazing.

RCMP Constable Stephanie Leduc, Northwest Territories
February 2018 workshop participant
February 2018 workshop participants posing for a group photograph February 2018 workshop participants posing for group photograph
RCMP Constable Stephanie Leduc, Northwest Territories in February 2018 workshop participant

For more information, please contact the RCMP Centre for Youth Crime Prevention.

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