Welcome to the Canadian rockies youth network!


We are a group of passionate youth, based in Alberta, working to promote youth engagement in the National Parks and environmental issues. Our mission is to ensure that youth are meaningfully engaged in parks management decisions that will impact them and generations to come.

Join the 2022-2023 Canadian Rockies Youth Network!

During the 2022-2023 school year, we invite youth from around the Canadian Rockies and Alberta to join CRYN! Sign up today to attend our virtual pre-summit workshops and secure your spot at the Canadian Rockies Youth Summit in Kananaskis in March!

Pre-Summit Workshops

  • November 15: CRYN Kick Off! Learn more about the Network and why it is important with 5 special guest speakers! Watch the recording now!
  • December 6: What does conservation in the Rockies look like? Join ecologists and conservationists to learn about key issues facing the Rockies and how you can get involved.
  • January 10: System Change not Climate Change! Learn about advocacy and activism and different ways you can use your voice to effect change.
  • February 7: What is life like after the Summit? Hear from Summit Alumni and begin thinking about what action you can take in your school and community.
Each of the pre-summit workshops will run at 10:30am, 2pm, and 3:45pm on the day they are scheduled. For teachers, we hope that this allows you to show them in your classes and engage a number of your students. For youth, we hope this provides you with a time you are able to attend given your class schedule. The workshops will also be recorded for later viewing on our Youtube channel

Fill out our short sign up form to recieve the Zoom links to our virtual pre-summit workshops, and to express interest in attending the Summit in March.

To learn more about the pre-summit workshops, the 2023 Summit, and how the Network can support you as a youth or teacher, click the button below.

The Canadian Rockies
Youth Summit

The Canadian Rockies Youth Summit (CRYS) is an annual event designed, managed, and hosted by the CRYN Committee. CRYS provides experiential learning opportunities for youth around the topics of wildlife and nature conservation, climate change, tourism, outdoor recreation, meaningful reconciliation, parks management, and more! Attendees come from as far south as Crowsnest Pass and the Kainai Reserve, and as far north as Grande Cache, Alberta.

Check out the 2019 CRYS Report!

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