Community Programs

Co-operative Young Leaders Program 2018

TMECU is sponsoring two youth members  aged 14-18, to attend the Co-operative Young Leaders program (CYL) this summer.  This week-long camp in Almer ON, empowers youth through experiental learning integrating co-operative principals, team-building and leadership development in camp activities. 

CYL is often recognized as a life-changing opportunity for young people to develop self-confidence, problem solving skills and experience camp activities like swimming, canoeing campfires. 

CYL's mission is to connect, collaborate, play and learn together as the leaders of tomorrow. 

Who can Apply?

Youth members age 14 – 18 or immediate family from TMECU Members can also enter.

How to Enter

To enter, please write a 1-page essay about "Who is your most influential leader, and how have they affected you?"

Send the essay to with a brief description of yourself including your age and contact information and your connection to the City of Toronto employees.

This contest is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. 

Program Dates

Attention co-operative youth…  It’s time to get excited for CYL 2018!

Online registration for CYL 2018 is now OPEN!

CYL is moving to its new home at the Co-operative Education Center (CEC) near Almer, Ontario. 


CYL 2018 will comprise of FIVE weeks of programing:




Facilitator Training Weekend


May 25-26

Base Camp (for 13-13 y/o)


June 1-3

Senior Session


July 8-13

Intermediate Session


July 15-20

Junior A Session


July 22-27

Junior B Session


July 29-August 3

Junior C Session


August 5-10

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This contest is now closed, Thank you to all who applied. 


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