Speaker Date Topic
Sergeant John Foster - Waterloo Regional Police Oct 20, 2017
Part 2 of The Fentanyl Crisis in Cambridge
Dr. Kandace Bogaert & Remembrance Day Program Nov 03, 2017
War Trauma & Experiences of World War I Veterans Treated at the Ontario Military Hospital, Cobourg
District Governor Kathi Dick Nov 17, 2017
Governor's Address to the Club
Gem Munro - E.D. of the Amarok Society Mar 16, 2018
Amarok Society Indigenous

Amarok Society has seen real success for bringing lasting change to an overlooked education crisis. They have done this by helping some of the poorest women in the world by becoming catalysts of sustainable change in the world.

But Canada faces its own education crisis, which is also overlooked, and which also must be addressed through a spirit of innovation. Through their work in First Nations education, Amarok Society founders, Dr. Tanyss and Gem Munro have witnessed the serious educational disadvantages afforded to our Indigenous youth right here at home, with significant repercussions. Education deficits have a ripple effect to other areas, as evidenced by the gap between Indigenous populations and the average Canadian populations in health, income, justice, and social issues. There is likewise a serious gap between the equality that Canadians say we stand for, and the reality of life for most Indigenous youth.

Amarok Society is opening a new chapter – Amarok Society Indigenous – which will ultimately establish a month-long leadership academy for indigenous youth, beginning with workshops of shorter durations where indigenous youth are. The methodology draws upon Indigenous traditions, history, and culture to create transformative change in students’ lives. Unlocking long-standing impasses through conversation-based workshops, Amarok Society Indigenous leaves youth leaders with an unprecedented capacity to alter their lives and the lives of those around them.