The Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism is looking for seven (7) youth to attend the Youth Leadership Program at the Torngat Mountains Base Camp and Research Station during the 2024 Season. Youth interested in this opportunity must submit an application to the department.

Download an application here: 2024 Application Form YLP

Applications must be received by June 19, 2024

It is the intention of this program to mix all aspects of learning from the land in a holistic manner. Blending Indigenous knowledge with Western views in education to:

  • Provide an environment for youth to live harmoniously with the land, while providing leadership, responsibility, and respect for our culture;
  • Empower youth to have pride and value for Elder knowledge, to build this knowledge and awareness to become a part of who they are;
  • Encourage learning as lifelong. By using Indigenous knowledge and their own schooling within context of formal schooling, participants should become aware that there are many ways to learn.
  • Build pride in Inuit ancestral heritage and traditions; and
  • Encourage youth to examine their own strengths in leadership, learning, and being able to collaboratively work with a group.


Age Range:   16-18  (Youth must be 16 by December 31, 2023)

Date of Youth Leadership Program:    July 27 – August 3, 2024.

The aim of the program will be to have youth representing each of Nunatsiavut’s seven (7) constituencies as follows:
• Nain
• Hopedale
• Makkovik
• Postville;
• Rigolet
• Upper Lake Melville (Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River, and Mud Lake)
• Canada.

Youth will be selected on the merit of their applications.