The Cross-Cultural Youth Project is an initiative of the Co-operative Enterprise Council of New Brunswick and 40+ community partners across the province, with funding from the federal government’s Canada Service Corps program. 

The project’s overall goal is to:

create a civic service mindset among youth aged 15-30, while nurturing cross cultural awareness and building collaborative relationships, particularly among First Nations, Francophone and Anglophone communities. 

Youth in the Cross-Cultural Project commit to 120 hours of civic service, specifically tailored to their areas of interests and needs that can be earned through volunteering, creative project development, mentorship, and/or attending programs and events. 


  • You are 15 - 30 and want to help address a social, environmental or cultural issue that you feel strongly about.

  • You want to grow as a leader, build personal and professional skills and networks, learn about the diversity of our cultures, and create lifelong connections with peers and change-makers across the region.

  • You want to be recognized for your current community involvement and/or would like additional support to achieve the difference you wish to see in your community. 



One-on-one support from a Youth Program Coordinator who will help you develop and implement a tailored plan to carry out 120 hours of civic service over several months and match you with opportunities from over 50 of our partner organizations;

Up to $2000 in Financial assistance for travel, dependent-care, conference participation, training, and project development through our partnership with Rising Youth;

Access to workshops, programs, mentors and coaches to help you build knowledge, skills, and personal and professional networks and connections;

A ton of fun activities and events including music, art, outdoor adventures, and food to build cross-cultural awareness and strengthen peer relationships.

Please take a minute to like and share our Grow for Good video from Scotts Miracle-Gro Canada! We have an opportunity to win 2500$ to put towards our community garden here in Dorchester! The contest is based on likes, so share it with your friends and family, and please make sure to like the ORIGINAL VIDEO posted by Scotts Miracle-Gro Canada! The community garden we are working on developing will include a traditional 3 sisters garden, a food forest, and plots for community members to grow their own food!