Folklore Canada Youth Conference planning meeting Monday Aug. 17

l_2AD8B177-FFEF-516E-BFF117B38B985452 In order to start planning this Role of Youth in ICH conference, we would like to cordially invite ALL CFAC GROUP LEADERS and DIRECTORS to  a pre-meeting with Director of Folklore Canada, Mr. Guy Landry in Toronto on MONDAY AUGUST 17, @ 7PM at the “ Courtyard Marriott Hotel” 75 Yonge Street, Toronto M4Y 1X7 ( corner of Alexander and Yonge Street) to discuss, and start planning for the conference on Sept 18.



2040 Alexandre-de-Seve, Montreal, QC  H2L  2W4


Montreal August 4, 2015

Dear Member,

Since 1989, the year Folklore Canada International (FCI) was created, the situation of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has developed significantly in Canada and around the world. In 2003, the Convention for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was Accepted More than 120 countries have signed the Convention and taken action to ensure the safeguarding of their intangible cultural heritage.


FCI brings together more than 150 associations, groups, artists and festivals interested in preserving, transmitting and disseminating of the intangible cultural Heritage at the Canadian and International level. In Canada, FCI is the national section of the international organization “International Council of Organisations of Folklore Festivals and Traditional Arts” (CIOFF).


 CIOFF Youth Forum

More than 10 years ago, CIOFF created the CIOFF Youth Forum and has asked each national section to create a national Youth Forum. To this day, more than 10 Youth Forums were recognized throughout their national sections and representatives from these Youth Forums meet annually during the CIOFF World Congress.


Folklore Canada International (FCI) and Youth

The groups making on the dissemination of intangible cultural heritage include many young members of 15 to 30 years of age who participate in the conservation, transmission and dissemination of dances, songs, music, costumes and traditions specific to their native culture.


At the last Canadian Conference, it was recommended to organize a Youth Conference in Toronto in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. We believe that such an event would encourage exchanges on the role of youth and foster the implementation of Intangible Cultural Heritage regrouping. FCI is preparing the National Conference on the Youth commitment for the safeguarding, transmission and dissemination on Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Conference will be in Toronto from September 18-20.


We need your cooperation to make a success of this conference and to share your knowledge in the Canadian network of Intangible Cultural Heritage. I will be in Toronto August 17 and will like to meet you to exchange on Folklore Canada International and develop your cooperation for the youth Conference. Could I meet you at 7 PM at the restaurant of Courtyard Marriott Downtown, 475 Yonge St. Toronto. Please find enclosed a draft Agenda for August 17.


If you need more information please contact me at 514-524-8552 or Wendy at 416-986-531. Thank you for your help in making a success of this National Conference on the role of Youth in Intangible Cultural Heritage. Mes amitiés,

General Director,

Guy Landry 

 Draft Agenda


Meeting FCI with Toronto groups & Members

Courtyard Marriott Downtown

DRAFT AGENDA 2015 August 17 at 7 PM


1.    Welcome

2.    Presentation of participants

3.    Agenda

4.    Meeting Secretary

5.    Short presentation of CIOFF & FCI

6.     FCI Activities

7.    • Youth in CIOFF, Canada, Provinces, City, Festivals & Groups

8.    • Importance of Youth for Preservation, transmission & dissemination of Intangible Cultural Heritage

9.    • Conference on role of Youth for Intangible Cultural Heritage

10.• Role of mentor

11.• Formula of the Conference Youth with Mentor

12.• Lobbying to Canadian Commission of UNESCO & politicians


What we are looking for

13.Recruitment of participants

14.Lodging of youth coming from outside of Toronto

15.Transportation for activities in Toronto

16.Recommendation of youths or mentors to be speakers on their experience

17.Youth groups to perform

18. Miscellaneous

19. Thanks