Canadian Roots Exchange

Canadian Roots Exchange (CRE) is a community of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth committed to building honest and equitable relationships.

CRE's vision is a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding, and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

CRE builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada by facilitating dialogue and strengthening relationships through leadership programs.

Bold Realities is proud to support CRE and encourages you to donate what you can to support CRE's work.



Level Dare to Dream Program

Level's innovative justice education program, "Dare to Dream," is rooted in building trust, acknowledging colonial legacies, honouring Indigenous practices and customs, and maintaining a two-way transfer of knowledge between the Indigenous youth and volunteer legal professionals. Through storytelling, mentorship and interactive learning experiences like mock trials, sentencing circles, and justice focused field trips, the program is breaking down barriers between Indigenous communities and the justice sector. 

Due to its unique and specialized approach, Dare to Dream empowers Indigenous youth to succeed in an entirely new way, instilling cultural pride and confidence, and combatting their overrepresentation in the criminal justice system by making it more accessible. The program also enhances the Indigenous cultural competency of all volunteer participants, and promotes respect for diversity in the general community.