Canoe Trip! August 2019 with Gibimishkaadimin

This summer will be the third canoe trip of a 5-year program called Gibimishkaadimin which is an Anishinaabemowin word representing “Travelling together by boat”.


Applications are closed for August 2019 – Waiting list only

What is Gibimishkaadimin?   …………………

It’s a five-year project engaging Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in collaborative and experiential learning through an Indigenous lens; a youth leadership opportunity to foster relationships with each other and the land as part of a summer canoe trip. This year’s location is once again in Temagami, Ontario.

Gibimishkaadimin is open to youth who meet this criteria:

  • age 14-18 at the time of the trip
  • have a connection to the United Church of Canada
  • Indigenous youth in Canada
  • Non-Indigenous youth who live in “Shining Waters” (Region 10)


It is free of charge, fully funded by the project, including air fare for Indigenous youth, transportation to and from the camp, canoes, gear and all camping costs.


Last year’s Video

Last year’s Gibimishkaadimin canoe trip was another huge success! We are pleased to present the 2018 video which gives us an unexpected window into the events of the canoe trip and the lives of these young people.

View the 2018 Gibimishkaadimin video to get an idea of what this summer’s trip will be like!