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  The 2012 IYWE Alberta, Canada
  2012 International Youth Worker Exchange
Calgary/Canmore Alberta, Canada

Oh Canada! Fifteen Hoosier Journey Fellows now have Canadian friends and memories that will last a lifetime. We want to share some of the highlights of the experience with you.

  • Attending the Tenth Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference: Inspiring Resilience - Building Capacity Through Self-Care, Personal Growth and Lifelong Learning (Including the Journey crew presenting a Journey Renewal workshop that had about 75 folks participate). 
  • Meeting Youth Workers from Canada, the United States, Australia and other countries around the world.
  • Hearing Dr. Bruce Perry, founder of The Child Trauma Academy, speak on brain trauma in abused and neglected Children.
  • Hiking in the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.
  • Visiting the magnificent Columbia Icefield, breathtakingly beautiful Lake Louise and majestic Banff National Park.
  • Riding the Banff Gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain for a sunset dinner together with Journey Fellows. 
  • Immersing ourselves in Canadian culture by living with families in Calgary.
  • Shadowing youth workers at a variety of organizations in Calgary and learning about the programs and the youth workers' work lives.
  • Planning a return trip with our Canadian friends for 2013. 

Please, share in the memories of the trip with this short video!



In 2013 you will have a chance to meet these Canadian Youth Workeras they come to Indiana for a visit. And we hope you will consider going on the 2014 International Youth Worker Exchange to New Zealand and Australia!
Yep, you heard if right - New Zealand and Australia, so start saving those pennies. 

The Traveling Fellows!



2012 International Youth Worker Exchange
Calgary/Canmore Alberta, Canada

 (Tuesday 10/9/12 – Wednesday 10/17/12)
October 9   Arrive in Calgary, Canada
October 9-12   Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference, Canmore, Alberta
October 13    Banff Day Trip
October 14-16   Connect with Canadian Youth Workers
October 17   Depart from Calgary, Canada for home


  • Increased understanding of the culture and people of Canada
  • Mutual sharing of individual gifts, talents and knowledge of youth development and youth leadership
  • Develop relationships with Canadian Youth Workers in order to continue to communicate with and support each other over time
  • Invite Canadian Youth Workers to visit Indiana in 2013.
  • Attend the Tenth Triennial International Child and Youth Care Conference, Inspiring Resilience – Building capacity through self-care, personal growth and lifelong learning (http://www.garthgoodwin.info/National_Conference.html)



Links For Our 2012 Exchange Trip
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