Young Canadian Leadership Challenge
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and CONTACT PAGE

This page is compiled from actual questions asked us over the years. Please try to get the answer to your question here. Failing that, send us an e-mail or call us.









 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


The Young Canadian Leadership Challenge  is locally run, so each location has it's own CONTACT personnel to answer questions about the details of that event. Local Details including Phone Numbers should be sought HERE.

The questions answered below pertain to all  YCLC events - not just the one which may interest you. Details doi vary from event to event.

Questions about the program which cannot be answered from perusual of this site may be addressed on our ARCHIVE, our CURRENT NEWS SITE or our LIONS site. Please have a look before querying here - as the material is rich. Remaining questions  not  related to local details should be directed to Dr. Brian C. Bailey M.D. at 819-827-0561 or by e-mail at info@yclc.ca


GENERAL

1.) What should I do if  I find that some part of this web site is not working?

It's crucial to us that you let us know right away. This will help us correct things that crop up. We want to know. and we realize that you may not be able to proceed without this non-working part. Send us an e-mail specifying what's not working by pressing here.

2.) If I'm not from an area near an event which is advertised, will it be possible to attend?

It's standard practice for us to make every effort to meet planes, trains or buses so that youth and adults can attend from a distance. If you want to have an event in your area, it's best to come and participate in a scheduled event first - but if you know you want to bring this event to your locale, we are set up for that too. Simply PRESS HERE.

YOUTH (and parent) QUESTIONS

1.) Where do I find out what I should bring?

Please ensure that your child brings everything that is on the must bring  item list that follows. To get the most out of the weekend, a good part of the event is outside (weather permitting). To be able to focus as much as possible on the adventure, comfortable, warm clothing is extremely important!

Winter List of Items                                                  Summer/Spring/Fall List of items

  • Warm pants                                                    • One pair long pants
  • Snow pants                                                    • One pair shorts
  • Warm socks                                                   • 2 pr. Running Shoes ( street shoes, sandals are       
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                 unsafe)
  • Good boots, without holes                                • Two T-shirts                           
  • Warm shirt                                                      • One long sleeved shirt
  • Thick sweater                                                 • Rain poncho or raincoat
  • Windproof/waterproof Jacket                            • Plastic plate, cup and bowl (no utensils)
  • Warm gloves                                                   • Personal wash-up gear, flashlight
  •                                                                             and extra  batteries (important)
  • Warm scarf                                                      • Sleeping bag (ground mattress if possible)
  • Warm hat, covering the ears                              • Jacket
  • Warm Sleeping bag                                           • Bathing Suit

2.)  Are youth with disabilities welcome?

Yes! We have always tried to accommodate every youth. It makes the mix richer, and we feel any youth should be able to benefit. Please let us know about disabilities and restrictions in advance on the REGISTRATION FORM so we can prepare for them.

One restriction we are not equipped to deal with is special diets. This is an outdoor cook-out situation, staffed by volunteers. We have to cook one thing for everyone. If you eat differently from others, you may come but you may have to bring your own food. 

3.) How should I pay the cost levied for attending? What if I'm paying for someone else?

Frankly, we could use the money in advance to pay our bills. The cheque should be made out to Cantley Lions Club, and sent to YCLC c/o Econiche House, 32 River Rd. Cantley, Qué, J8V 3A1.  

4.) Why do I have to sign a waiver for my son or daughter's participation if you have insurance coverage for the event.

This is standard procedure in the insurance agency. It is an agreement to limit requests for compensation to what the policy provides.  The insurance covers almost everything, but it has its limits and it will pay to cover almost any injury. But, as an example, it excludes exercises like martial arts. In order for to submit a claim against insurance for you, the insurer limits those eligible to those who have signed a waiver. All insurance companies have such requirements.  (see also VOLUNTEER questions)

5.) What is the cost and what does the cost cover and not cover?

The cost varies from event to event depending on local resources. The cost of each program includes a portion related to accommodation, to food, to T-shirts for participants and a portion to pay the costs of preparing and presenting the event - offset in a significant way by the volunteer abour of the adults who attend. Much volunteer work continues to be expended around and during events - including about 20,000-40,000 hours of volunteer time to bring it it this level. The cost does not include transportation to and from the event - which we expect will be provided by a parent -  but often a ride can be obtained with another participant at minimal or no cost.

2.) My son or daughter wants to attend with a friend, and to be placed on the same team and sleep in the same area. Is this possible?

The program accomplishes its "magic" by placing the youth in a situation which differs from everyday life - without the usual props and conveniences. This brings out the best in them. We highly encourage friends to attend together, but it will be pure chance that they end up on the same team or the same sleeping area. With the same reasoning in mind, we do not place youth in proximity to parents who attend as volunteers. There may be some exceptions in the case of disabled youth, but for the most part, we would prefer that friends share their experience after the event, not during it.
 

ADULT MENTOR/VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS

1.) How should I pay the cost levied for attending?

The cost for attending as a adult volunteer or as an adult mentor is set by the sponsoring organization - not by YCLC Canada Inc. It may vary from event to event. The REGISTRATION FORM  delineates the specific costs related to your event. At present we only accept cheques - not  credit cards. The Registration Form also indicates where to send your cheque.

2.) How should I go about getting a police check?

Call the Police Dept. of your own community, or alternatively in Ontario, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and ask them how to proceed. Each community has its own policy on fees and timing. Generally, if it is less than two weeks before the event, you will have to pay for it. THEOPP has provided these checks in some jusrisdictions in the past at no cost. City Police Departments do charge. Let us know by e-mailonce your check has been set in place. You need to bring a copy of your POLICE CHECK with you.

3.) Why do I have to sign a waiver for my participation if you have insurance coverage for the event.

This is standard procedure in the insurance agency. A waiver says that you accept the coverage provided, and agree not to seek additional recourse. The insurance covers almost everything, but it has its limits and it will pay to cover almost any instance of injury. But, as an example, it excludes exercises like martial arts. In order for to submit a claim against insurance for you, the insurer limits those eligible for coverage to those who have signed a waiver. All insurance companies have such requirements.

Our coverage specifically excludes instances of physical abuse of participants by staff or volunteers, but it includes coverage for errors made in the course of your participation, injuries to you or participants in your charge. It is a policy which offers the maximum coverage an insurer can provide.






The Young Canadian Leadership Challenge (YCLC) is produced by YCLC Canada Inc. , a Canadian non-profit corporation with headquarters at 14 Rockfield Crescent, Ottawa, Ontario K2E 5L7. The intellectual property of the program is owned by the Leaders-of-Tomorrow Institute division of Econiche Inc.
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The program was designed by Dr. Brian C. Bailey M.D. (819) 827-0561 and others.