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Indigenous 150+

Jul 18, 2023

What role does youth engagement play in leadership development? What role does it play in building relationships and meaningful careers?

Host Sam Bird speaks with veteran youth engagement expert Jocelyn Formsma, CEO of the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) about how her extensive experience on youth councils led to her on path to leading a national organization.   

 In addition to leading the NAFC, Jocelyn is a Board Member of the Indigenous Bar Association, Advisor to the Ontario Indigenous Youth Partnership Project and on the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.  

Our theme music is from Minou-Pimatiswen by Nigel Irwin and the Chippewa Travellers. Supplemental music provided by Nagamo Publishing. 

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Young People Know is a co-production between Indigenous 150+ and the Mastercard Foundation EleV program.

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A transcription of Episode 5 is available here.