Community Visits

Community Visit Request Guidelines

General

The following information will assist in making a request for a Lead Your Way! role model visit. It includes working guidelines for planning visits. Each request will receive fair and consistent consideration.

All requests must be submitted in writing using the Lead Your Way! request for role model visit form. Please give as much information as possible. Please send requests to the National Aboriginal Role Model Program three weeks before your scheduled event.

Mail requests to:
National Aboriginal Role Model Program
220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5Z9

or Fax requests to: (613) 233-1853

or Download the following Community Request Visit Form:

Criteria

Preferences will be given to:

  1. First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities: schools, events, and local community groups.
  2. First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations: community based, provincial and national.
  3. Aboriginal youth organizations.
  4. Organizations targeting an Aboriginal population.

Role Models will:

  1. Promote healthy lifestyles.
  2. Encourage youth to follow their goals and dreams.
  3. Share their personal stories.

Role Model Visits

Role models are available for a limited number of visits throughout the year and limited to one visit per community.

Fees

There are no fees for role model visits. Expenses for events will be shared between communities and the role model program. If a community does not have the funds, the role model program will cover full costs.

Availability

Role models are available for a one-year term. They are available to make one visit per event or organization. Role models may not be available due to commitments such as school, work placements or full time employment.

Promoting Role Model Appearences

As motivational speakers, the role models will encourage youth to “Lead Your Way!” and promote health and healthy living among Aboriginal Peoples. They will encourage youth to achieve their dreams and goals. The role models will share their personal stories and messages. They are examples of young people accomplishing their goals. The role models will encourage youth to make positive and healthy choices that will help improve their lives and their communities.

Role models will have their own posters and trading cards that will be distributed to Aboriginal communities, schools, and organizations. The role models will have promotional items available at events where there are guests.

For more information, contact:

Del Jacko, Program Coordinator
National Aboriginal Role Model Program
National Aboriginal Health Organization
220 Laurier Ave. West, Suite 1200
Ottawa, ON K1P 5Z9
Tel.: (613) 237-9462
Toll free: 1-877-602-4445
Fax: (613) 233-1853