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Government of Canada invests in Indigenous-led solutions for gender equality amongst youth

August 20, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Women and Gender Equality Canada The Government of Canada believes that everyone has a role to play in championing gender equality and in taking action to ensure that all people – regardless of their gender or sexual orientation – can succeed in Canada and around the world. That’s […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201918 Views

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MAYAA 2019 Nomination deadline is October 11, 2019.

Nominee Information The nominee must provide the following information. The outline below is offered as a guide to assist the youth in completing this section. Please have the information typewritten. OUTLINE (Limit 350 word maximum) Introduction • Age, date and place of birth • Nation (First Nation, Metis, Inuit) • Where childhood was spent or home community […]

by pnationtalk on August 20, 201917 Views

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Kanien’keha:ka women’s gathering of Elders and youth

With the project “Listening to the Wisdom of Niokominanak (Our Elders)” Quebec Native Women (QNW) will be gathering elder Indigenous women (women aged 55+) and young Indigenous women (aged 18 to 35) from the Eeyou nation in Kahnawake on September 7th, 2019. Registration deadline is August 30th! To register complete this online form. Contact us for more […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201932 Views

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Government of Canada supports Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre’s work with urban Indigenous youth

From: Department of Justice Canada August 13, 2019 – Kelowna, British Columbia – Department of Justice Canada To make a positive difference in the lives of urban Indigenous youth involved with the criminal justice system, intervention and rehabilitation programs need to be culturally relevant and appropriate. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201916 Views

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B.C. youth launches podcast to talk about experiences in the foster care system – APTN News

August 12, 2019 Jordan Williams grew up in British Columbia’s foster care system, and she’s talking about it. The 19-year-old Victoria teen is the host of a new podcast called the “The Kid Advocate,” which is hosted on B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth website. “I have a story to tell and I want to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201917 Views

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New youth outreach program coming to Kenora, Ont. as province announces new mental health and addictions money – CBC

The program will help fill previous ‘gaps’ in mental health and addictions funding and services Aug 12, 2019 There will be a new youth outreach workers (YOW) program coming to Kenora, Ont. in the near future, as the Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) – a health and social services provider for affiliated First Nations – received […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201923 Views

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Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program

Edmonton Student’s Art Selected as the Logo for the 2019 Orange Shirt Program Edmonton, AB – The Society for Safe and Caring Schools & Communities (Safe and Caring) is pleased to announce the winner of the annual Orange Shirt Program Logo Design Competition. Jasper Place High School Grade 11 student, Farrah Ochiese’s design has been […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 2019109 Views

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Kawartha groups partner to support Indigenous youth – mykawartha.com

Curve Lake First Nation, the Kawartha Art Gallery and Pinnguaq Association use $743,800 government grant to enrich lives via arts, culture and heritage A dynamic new art exhibition celebrating Anishnaabe culture is in the works courtesy of a three-year, $743,800 Grow grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Since the fall, the Kawartha Art Gallery, in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201925 Views

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IRC: New Northern Youth Abroad Community Projects, Deadline August 15

August 08, 2019 Help spread the word about a new NYA program initiative for youth from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon. Northern Youth in Service (NYIS), will allow youth between the ages 15-30 to design and deliver projects of their choice in their home communities. There are two ways for youth be a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201935 Views

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Revitalizing Indigenous Languages Through Television Programming

SANDY LAKE FIRST NATION, Ontario, August 7, 2019 The Honourable Robert Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora), today announced $285,053 in funding for Sandy Lake First Nation’s television documentary series Ni-dibaa-chimo-winun (“Our Stories”). He made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism. The First Nation oversees the Sandy Lake Youth […]

by pnationtalk on August 7, 201942 Views

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MNBC: Newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee

On July 28th members of the newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee met for the first time in Vancouver – with Métis youth from across the province coming together to share their passion for positively impacting Métis mental health. Representing a broad range of perspectives and experiences, youth members worked together during this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201928 Views

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Mennonite youth renovate old residential school in the name of reconciliaction – APTN News

August 5, 2019 A project meant to teach Mennonite youth carpentry skills and raise social awareness has wrapped up at the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. Clarice Shen is a Mennonite volunteer and one of 50 youth from Ontario and British Columbia who helped to build benches, dining tables and desks for the former residential […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201919 Views

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Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council

August 1, 2019 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed new members to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council. Together, these young Canadians are using their voices to push for positive change and work toward a better future for everyone. Youth Council members are meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, this week for the Council’s first-ever meeting in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 1, 201945 Views

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Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders to gather to discuss restoring rightful jurisdiction

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (July 29, 2019)— Anishinabek Nation Youth and Elders will be coming together at the Anishinabek Nation Eshkiniijig and Getzidjig Governance Gathering in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., from July 30 to August 1, 2019. The objective of the conference is to build a sense of unity and understanding about the Anishinabek Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201960 Views

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York U – Media Advisory: Indigenous youth initiative to receive new federal support

TORONTO, July 30, 2019 – The creators of an Indigenous networking app will launch a new initiative designed to further connect and support Indigenous youth at an event this Thursday, August 1. York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton will be joined by the Honourable Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament for Humber River – […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 201962 Views

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Call for Nominations – BCAFN Male Youth Representative

July 29, 2019 Election for the Male Youth Representative position at the BC Assembly of First Nations Annual General Meeting on September 19, 2019 (“Election Day”) to be held in Vancouver, BC. The deadline to submit a complete Candidate Package is before midnight on August 5, 2019. If you wish to nominate a Youth Council Representative (Male) […]

by pnationtalk on July 30, 201932 Views

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Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly

NationTalk interviews Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly, 2019 being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He speaks about languages and culture as an important priority. He also addresses the crucial role of the legislation and the difference it will make in First Nation communities and for our youth. High Quality/Radio […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2019184 Views

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Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Leadership Initiative to Host Dignitaries at Carleton

From July 20 to July 27, youth from up to 37 First Nation communities across northern Ontario are taking part in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Leadership Development Initiative at Carleton University. As part of the first Youth Leadership Development Initiative, Nishnawbe Aski Nation and Carleton will co-host a gathering of dignitaries during the multi-day […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201935 Views

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Fair 4 Youth creates vibrant Valley Line SE mural

July 23, 2019 Festival season brings colour and life to Edmonton’s streets and this summer the underground Churchill pedway is also seeing some love. Members of Fair 4 Youth recently took a section of Valley Line Southeast LRT hoarding in the Churchill LRT pedway and brought it to life with a mural of modern interpretation […]

by ahnationtalk on July 24, 201962 Views

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Young singers perform Northern Lights by Iqaluit’s own Jerry Cans | APTN News

Credits: APTN News Every year the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, PEI puts on a free outdoor show featuring young performers from all over the country. This year’s show is named Aqsarniit, Inuktitut for Northern Lights. The show features three Indigenous youth as part of their musical look at Canada’s hidden history. Here […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 2019171 Views

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Global Youth Embark on High Arctic Expedition – Students to witness the impact of rapidly changing Arctic and be inspired to take leadership and action

GATINEAU, Quebec, July 23, 2019 — On July 23rd, 130 high school and university students from around the world will come together in Ottawa, Ontario to begin a transformative two-week Students on Ice expedition to the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland. This ship and land-based expedition will connect youth to the Arctic and to urgent […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201950 Views

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The National Center and UNITY Announces Winner of Business Plan Competition for Youth

Jul 22, 2019 During UNITY’s recent annual conference in Kissimmee, Florida, the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development and UNITY co-hosted a Business Plan Competition for Youth. The competition required high school and college-aged participants to develop a business plan and pitch their idea to a panel of experts. We are pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 201938 Views

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Seeking Sea to Sky youth for sustainability project – Squamish Chief

July 21, 2019 Applications welcome until July 31 from locals aged 16 to 30 interested in Fraser Basin Council program As recent Squamish climate change protests, rallies and school presentations have shown, Squamish has some engaged young people who care passionately about the environment and their community. This opportunity might be right up their alley. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201936 Views

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N.W.T. Indigenous youth advocate publishes first book of poetry – CBC

Fireweed, a poetry compilation by Tunchai Redvers, is set to be published this summer Jul 21, 2019 The fireweed — a tall, flowered plant with pink and purple petals — is so named because it spreads quickly on lands ravaged by forest fire. It’s also ubiquitous in the North, where soil is dry and wildfires […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201948 Views

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Want a career in the arts? Just do it, Iqaluit rapper tells youth – Nunatsiaq News

18 July, 2019 “Some people’s hearts are in the arts. That’s where my heart is.” When his class was assigned to write a poem in his Iqaluit high school, Thomas Matthew Lambe and his friend finished theirs in five minutes. “We were like, ‘this is pretty good,’” Lambe says. The two boys then used that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201939 Views

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LNG Canada – Arx and Sparx b-roll

Credits: LNG Canada In the summer of 2019, LNG Canada is funding six, week-long camps to introduce Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth to the welding trade. This b-roll is from the pilot camp held in Kitimat, B.C. in March 2019.

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 2019166 Views

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MNO: Infinite Reach Summer Break Camp

The MNO is holding an Métis Camp on August 12th –15th, 2019 at Killbear Provincial Park, near Nobel, ON. The camp will be approximately 4 days in duration, will be land-based, will be in sync with the summer season and will engage Métis youth in learning Métis culture and way of life. The age group […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201934 Views

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Anishinaabe youth complete 320 kilometre Healing Walk – Anishinabeknews.ca

July 16, 2019 FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION — A group of about 14-16 Long Lake #58 youth patrol group members completed the third Healing Walk for all First Nations and Communities from Ginoogaming to Fort William First Nation. “It was hot,” says Nathan Desmoulin, a member of the Long Lake #58 youth patrol group. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201925 Views

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APCFNC: Atlantic Indigenous Labour Market Initiative: Preparing Today’s Youth for Future Employment

Workforce talent recruitment and retention is one of the most urgent issues facing the Atlantic region. In the next decade, the Canadian economy is expected to offer significant opportunities for employment. Those opportunities reflect both Canada’s emergence as a knowledge economy and the impact of retirement from the workforce of the baby boomer generation. An […]

by ahnationtalk on July 15, 2019104 Views

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New national survey shows that Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada are engaged in reconciliation, and share optimism despite barriers

Toronto, ON – July 9, 2019. A new national survey reveals how Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth in Canada view the future and reconciliation between their peoples. The first of its kind, the Canadian Youth Reconciliation Barometer charts the state of reconciliation among youth in Canada (ages 16 to 29) through their attitudes, aspirations, priorities, and […]

by pnationtalk on July 9, 201985 Views

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Study links trauma from residential schools to overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in care – CBC

UBC study found descendants of residential school survivors at higher risk of ending up in care Jul 04, 2019 New research conducted at the University of British Columbia is shedding light on the relationship between residential schools and the modern day child welfare system. Brittany Barker, a postdoctoral fellow with the BC Centre on Substance […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201979 Views

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Maxim Truck & Trailer partners with Live Different with 3 year $150,000 contribution

WINNIPEG, July 2, 2019 – Maxim Truck & Trailer is pleased to announce today that we have signed a three-year $150,000 commitment to support Live Different’s Canadian Youth Fund, which exists to instill hope and purpose in youth across Canada. More specifically, the donation will directly support Live Different’s work in Indigenous communities across Canada. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201945 Views

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LNG Canada and CWB Welding Foundation announce new summer welding camps for youth

Building off the success of our pilot welding camp earlier this year in Kitimat, B.C., we’re excited to announce the dates and locations of Arx and Sparx, our welding camps for youth. Our partner, CWB Welding Foundation will deliver week-long camps to introduce Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, aged 11-17 years old, to the welding trade […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201976 Views

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Government of Canada supports awareness and youth engagement in the agriculture sector

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada June 27, 2019 – Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, was at Rollo Bay Holdings Inc. potato farm in Prince Edward Island to announce an investment of more than $1.5 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201977 Views

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Wiikwemkoong youths host two episodes of TVO series – The Manitoulin Expositor

June 26, 2019 WIIKWEMKOONG – Two Wiikwemkoong youths, nine-year-old Javier Salas-Cooper and 11-year-old Hope Eshkibok, are set to be featured in the new season of the award-winning children’s TV show ‘Raven’s Quest’ which airs Mondays on TVOkids. “I’m very excited to see myself on TV,” said Javier, who has already seen a preview of his […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201963 Views

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Trucking HR Canada launches new project focused on Indigenous youth – Truck News

OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada announced today that it is launching a new project focused on Indigenous youth. Over the next year, Trucking HR Canada will be working in collaboration with Indigenous organizations to deliver career awareness resources to Indigenous youth in northern Canada. As the fastest-growing demographic in the country, Indigenous youth, are […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201974 Views

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With thousands of indigenous youth dying, it’s time to hit reset on respect, says speaker – BradfordToday

‘We need to understand the impact of colonialization. Canadians have a lot of reconciling to do,’ says Suzanne Smoke, executive director of Biindigen Healing and Arts Young indigenous women are smart, educated, resilient, spiritual – yet they are still 12 times more likely than their non-indigenous sisters to fall victim to murder. Since 2011, there […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201985 Views

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Government of Canada nurturing cross-cultural awareness in Newfoundland and Labrador through Canada Service Corps project

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release Cross-Cultural Youth Project to empower youth to address needs of Happy Valley-Goose Bay June 24, 2019 Goose Bay, Labrador Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the experience and skills they need to start their careers and succeed. That is why […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 2019182 Views

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Indigenous Voices – A Mentee’s Experience – Bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

In 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched a National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC) to ensure that young people are shaping the future of mentoring in Canada. These young leaders have firsthand experience as mentees and mentors with Big Brothers Big Sisters. They bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to our work and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 24, 201963 Views

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Attawapiskat celebrates groundbreaking for their new youth centre

From: Indigenous Services Canada June 21, 2019 — Attawapiskat First Nation, Treaty 9 Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada Investing in infrastructure is about investing in people and communities. It is about improving the quality of life in Indigenous communities by helping to increase access to facilities that can bring people together as a community. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201967 Views

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ITK Welcomes New NIYC President

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami welcomes Crystal Martin-Lapenskie as the new President of the National Inuit Youth Council. ITK President Natan Obed met with Martin-Lapenskie this morning in Ottawa. He welcomed her to her new role and offered assistance and encouragement. The NIYC president serves as the national voice for Inuit youth, sitting on the ITK Board […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201970 Views

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Skills Ontario Summer Camps develop skills and career awareness for youth

Students will explore skilled trade and tech careers at 26 camps across Ontario ONTARIO (June 17, 2019) – This summer, nearly 400 students across the province will begin exploring future career options in the skilled trades and technologies at Skills Ontario Summer Camps. These week-long day camps offer skilled trades and technologies workshops, industry tours, […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 2019162 Views

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Saskatchewan Indigenous Youth Selected for International Internship – paNOW

Jun 18, 2019 Two Indigenous youth, Gavin Blondeau (21years old) from Saskatoon and Prestin Fleming (27years old) from Stanley Mission, have been chosen from a national competition to participate in a four-month overseas internship program. More information about the program can be found at https://www.acic-caci.org/acic-internships. They are among 20 Indigenous youth from across Canada who […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201981 Views

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Inuk student biking across Canada to raise awareness of suicide crisis among Inuit youth – CBC

‘What can I do to heal myself and what I can I do to do my part?’ says 24-year-old Hannah Tooktoo Jun 16, 2019 After a wave of youth suicides in Nunavik last fall, Inuk student Hannah Tooktoo felt helpless living over 1,400 kilometres south from her family and friends in her hometown of Kuujjuaq, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 201956 Views

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NWC: Northern students join Manitoba Marathon to help support Youth in their communities

Winnipeg, MB, June 14, 2019 – Students from First Nations communities in northern Manitoba have been training for months and will join thousands of runners this weekend to participate in the Manitoba Marathon. The students, who range from 11 to 16 years old and hail from Cross Lake and Poplar River, are ready to challenge […]

by pnationtalk on June 17, 201946 Views

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Community celebrates student accomplishments at Gold River Eagle Feather Youth Program closing ceremony

On June 11, 15 First Nation middle and high school students from Acadia First Nation and the surrounding Chester area gathered at the Gold River Community Centre with family, volunteers, community leaders and invited guests to celebrate their completion of the Gold River Eagle Feather Youth Program. The program has been operating for two years […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201972 Views

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The BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge receives $3.3 million in funds from Service Canada

Vancouver, BC – On June 12 2019, the BC Indigenous Youth 3C Challenge announced the commitment of $3.3 million from Service Canada. Co-developed by the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC), the National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development (NCIED), and the University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business, the initiative is designed for Indigenous youth to discover business ownership while honouring their […]

by pnationtalk on June 14, 2019177 Views

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YT Government: 19 groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

Yukon youth will benefit from more than $54,000 awarded to 19 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The groups received funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horse-back riding, cycling, and a teen mentoring program. The Youth Investment Fund provides financial support to short-term projects aimed at marginalized youth under […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201964 Views

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RBC: Indigenous Youth Charting a New Way Forward

Now in its 11th year, A Chosen Journey showcases how, at a critical moment in Canada’s shared history, Indigenous youth are stepping forward to reclaim a shadowed history, reshape their communities, and celebrate their cultures TORONTO, June 12, 2019 – Indigenous youth are shaping the future for Canada, stepping forward with bold ideas rooted in culture in […]

by pnationtalk on June 12, 201968 Views

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MB Government: Addictions Services Expanded for Youth Seeking Substance Use Services

June 11, 2019 Counsellors to be Embedded in Nine Agencies Across Winnipeg: Friesen Addictions services are being expanded to improve its reach in communities for youth seeking substance use services by embedding counsellors within agencies throughout Winnipeg, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “The VIRGO report on mental health and addictions […]

by ahnationtalk on June 11, 201954 Views

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