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Indigenous youth share their vision of a new relationship with Canada

June 21, 2018 Kayla Bernard still remembers the racial slurs she heard in primary school from other kids because they were often directed at her. They were slurs that shocked her own mother when she came home from school asking what they meant. “By the end of (first) grade primary school I could tell you […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 20185 Views

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NT Government: Call for Applications for the 2018-2019 Youth Ambassador Program

YELLOWKNIFE (June 19, 2018) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program. The program provides NWT youth with opportunities to build leadership skills through participation at special events and volunteer assignments. In the past, NWT Youth Ambassadors have attended the Arctic Winter […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201849 Views

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NAN Australian Youth Delegation

NAN has been invited to send a youth delegation to the 2nd National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conferences in Perth, Australia on November 21st – 24th, 2018. A youth summit will coincide with the main conference, with attendees from around Australia, as well as the United States and New […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201826 Views

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First Nations youth grow cultural and culinary knowledge through gardening program – CBC

Jun 18, 2018 Indigenous kids in northeast Calgary are using food to learn about themselves A program for First Nations youth in Calgary is using food as way to help kids learn more about themselves while trying their hands at gardening. The Girls and Boys Clubs of Calgary runs the Iiyika’kimaat program as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201818 Views

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Digital series set to empower indigenous girls

They’re young, they’re fierce and they’re changing the way the next generation of indigenous women see themselves and the world around them. Fierce Girls is a new international online series aimed at young indigenous girls, providing them with an engaging immersive story using a range of social media platforms. It will feature live action and […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 201833 Views

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AB Government: Meet the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council

Jun 14, 2018 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement to congratulate students selected for the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council: “I am pleased to announce that selection for the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council is now complete – and the list of all 33 council members is posted on the Alberta Education website. “Students in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201826 Views

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Prime Minister welcomes new members to Youth Council

Ottawa, Ontario – June 13, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed 10 new members to his Youth Council. Together, these young Canadians will continue to provide important, non-partisan advice to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada on issues that matter to young people and all Canadians – including mental health, reconciliation with […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201822 Views

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Lessons from Care: ‘We’ll Be Triumphant in Our Battle to Make This System Great’ – The Tyee

Part 11 in a series. Who better to ask for solutions than Indigenous youth who have been in government care? Today, activist Dylan Cohen. Dylan Cohen is “pretty sure” he asked to go into foster care when he was 14, but he’s not positive. “Part of coming into care meant that my childhood is mostly […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201826 Views

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RCYBC: Statement on residential agencies

As an advocate for British Columbia’s most vulnerable youth, I am compelled to publicly express my grave concerns about the operations of some residential agencies contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that continue to leave many youth in government care at unnecessary and unacceptable risk. I was shocked and disappointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201880 Views

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RCYBC: Ignite Your Spirit Logo Competition

June 8, 2018 The Representative for Children and Youth is in search of a unique logo for this year’s Ignite Your Spirit Indigenous Youth Forum. The successful logo will be used on all items related to Ignite Your Spirit including promotional materials, reports and giveaway items. Ignite Your Spirit seeks to amplify the voices of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201889 Views

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Mentoring Indigenous youth – Queen’s Gazette

June 7, 2018 Queen’s and the Katarokwi Learning Centre of the Limestone District School Board are partnering on a pilot research mentorship program. First Nations students in grades 10 and 11 have deepened their knowledge of science and health care with the help of some Queen’s graduate students. The high-school students are participants in a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201835 Views

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IRC Announces Summer Literacy Camp For Youth

June 07, 2018 Parents can now register their children for the upcoming Inuvialuit Summer Literacy Camp, which will take place July 3 to 20, 2018. Campers will take part in many types of fun and educational activities designed to help prevent summer learning loss by promoting a love of reading and learning. Activites may include: […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201832 Views

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Youth discuss reconciliation at Ottawa forum – MBC Network Radio Online

Jun 8, 2018 Encouraging reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians is one of the features of a new youth rights document. Fifteen youth delegates from across the country met in Ottawa earlier this week to finalize the Canadian Children’s Charter. Others also participated in the process online. Seventeen-year-old Alassua Hanson from Iqaluit, Nunavut was one […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 201836 Views

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Northwest Youth To Appear Before The Senate – 89.5 The Lake FM

June 5, 2018 An indigenous youth leader from northwestern Ontario will be recognized nationally. Kieran McMonagle is one of the nine selected youth leaders that will appear before the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples in Ottawa on June 6th. The Dryden student was selected out of a pool of 150 youth leaders that were nominated. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 201831 Views

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RAVEN Indigenous Youth Initiative

Credits: Canadian Armed Forces Are you an Indigenous youth looking for a rewarding summer employment opportunity? The RAVEN Program may be for you. Learn more: http://ow.ly/rqii30kenBb

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2018124 Views

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Former youth in care uses martial arts to explore his feelings and his future

June 3, 2018 NANAIMO – Even though Trent Jack, 19, is able to look after himself, it’s nice to know that Shane Jung, a WMMAL featherweight champion and Battlefield Fight League bantamweight champion, has his back as a mentor and friend. Trent has been in government care on and off since he was three years old, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 201828 Views

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Saskatoon on shortlist for $10M prize to address incarceration of Indigenous youth – StarPhoenix

June 1, 2018 Saskatoon has made the shortlist for a $10 million dollar prize in a national competition to address the cycle of Indigenous youth incarceration. The city has been awarded $250,000 as being one of the finalists for the Smart Cities Challenge. This will go toward developing Saskatoon’s proposal more fully. The challenge seeks […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 201830 Views

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MNBC: 4th Annual Métis Youth Forum, August 19th – 22nd, 2018, Strathcona Park Lodge!

May 31st, 2018 We are looking for 40 Métis youth between the ages of 15-30 to join us for our fourth Annual Métis Youth Forum from August 19th– 22nd, 2018at Strathcona Park Lodge! The Revitalizing Our Culture (ROC) Youth Forum is an initiative of Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) which aims to provide an opportunity for Métis youth […]

by aanationtalk on June 1, 201839 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Carolyn Bennett to Participate in a Tree Planting Ceremony at the Honouring Our Youth PowWow in Light of National Indigenous History Month

From: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Gatineau, Quebec – Please be advised the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, will participate in a tree planting ceremony at the Honoring Our Youth PowWow. Event will take place at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary School to highlight National Indigenous History month, in memory […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201830 Views

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Youth leaders invited to help build a more accessible Canada

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 30, 2018 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s second annual National AccessAbility Week provides a great opportunity to appreciate all the efforts being made to remove accessibility barriers so that people with disabilities can fully participate and contribute in their communities and workplaces. In celebration of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201837 Views

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BC Government: Death review panel recommends prevention opportunities to help youth in care

May 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Following a review of 200 deaths of young people who died transitioning to independence from government care between 2011 and 2016, a death review panel has issued a series of recommendations to several provincial ministries. The report, titled BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201847 Views

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2017-2022 Action Strategy for Cree Young People – Young Cree are motivated and ready to take charge of their future

QUEBEC CITY, May 28, 2018 – Under the auspices of its 2016-2021 Youth Action Strategy, which emanates from its 2030 Youth Policy, the Government of Quebec invites young people from Indigenous communities to step forward and create their own destiny. It was on this basis that the 2017-2022 Action Strategy for Cree Young People was developed, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 201868 Views

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Learnings from Childhood – A NEW WAY FORWARD series with Terry LeBlanc 2 of 16

Credits: Vineyard Canada The “A NEW WAY FORWARD” series explores what it looks like for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to walk together in a good way. Interviews with indigenous theologian Dr. Terry LeBlanc and other local practitioners provide context and rich understanding of the posture necessary for this journey. A Vineyard Engage production. Vineyard ENGAGE […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018134 Views

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BMO Financial Group to donate $1 million to Youth Fusion for Indigenous communities

MONTREAL, May 22, 2018  – BMO Financial Group is pleased to announce a donation of one million dollars to Youth Fusion for aboriginal programming. This substantial donation is intended to maintain and enhance existing Youth Fusion projects in aboriginal communities in Quebec and to promote the expansion of these programs throughout Quebec and the rest […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201857 Views

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23 community groups supporting Yukon youth receive funding

May 11, 2018 Young Yukon hockey players, equestrians and artists are among those to benefit from nearly $61,000 awarded to 23 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. The Youth Investment Fund provides short-term funding for community-driven initiatives. These projects support positive lifestyle choices by creating social or recreational activities for Yukoners under 19 years […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201835 Views

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Hope in the Darkness: Police officer walking across Canada for Indigenous youth mental health

Credits:CBC News The Hope in the Darkness National Walk for Youth Mental Health partners police officers with Indigenous youth to walk together across Canada and learn from each other’s experiences with mental health crises. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4651660 Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2018179 Views

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Close to 700 young First Nations athletes from across Quebec to celebrate student success and healthy lifestyle habits at Laval University’s sports complex

QUEBEC CITY, May 10, 2018 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is proud to kick off the 11th edition of its Inter-school Games taking place from May 10 to 13, 2018, at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports (PEPS). Since its inception, in 2008, this friendly competition has grown in popularity. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201849 Views

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Wapikoni’s 2018 Season Begins

MONTREAL, May 9, 2018 – Wapikoni Mobile’s travelling audiovisual and musical creation studios have just hit the road. Sixteen (16) Indigenous communities across Canada, including three in urban centres (Vancouver, Montreal and Thunder Bay) will welcome Wapikoni this year. On average, 300 youth take part in these creation and training workshops each year. The first […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201847 Views

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Anishinaabe police officer walking across Canada for Indigenous youth mental health – CBC

Hope in the Darkness walk inspired by common obstacles, personal tragedy, says founder May 08, 2018 Less than a quarter of the way through his 4,633 kilometre walk, Kevin Redsky crested a hill near Port Aux Basques, N.L., and began to weep. He was eyeing the mountains in the distance, which he had climbed in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201849 Views

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Canadian Youth Leading the Conversation During Mental Health Awareness Week

Jack.org delivering more than 65 Jack Talks at High Schools From BC to PEI to Nunavut Book your Free Jack Talk by May 31st at Jack.org TORONTO – Today, as we kick-off Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada, 40 youth from Jack.org, the only Canadian charity training and empowering a network of young leaders who are […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201837 Views

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Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Support for Youth

Six New Youth Wellness Hubs Will Help Up To 12,000 Youth May 3, 2018 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is investing in six new youth wellness hubs to help more youth access the mental health and addictions services they need, close to home. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201849 Views

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BC Government: Renovated space, integrated services equal stronger safety net for youth on DTES

May 3, 2018 VANCOUVER – Some of B.C.’s most-vulnerable youth on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have a newly renovated space that’s tailored to serve their needs. The Vancouver Integrated Youth Services Centre brings together key supports under one roof – including child and youth mental health, addiction services, child protection and police. Together, they provide a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201840 Views

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‘Aged out’ youth look to help improve the system in Edmonton – APTN News

May 1, 2018 Young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 are taking part in a first of its kind symposium in Edmonton. They will have an opportunity to help improve the child welfare system by telling their stories about what works, and what doesn’t work. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/01/aged-out-youth-look-to-help-improve-the-system-in-edmonton/

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201836 Views

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BMO Presents 17th Annual Walk so Kids Can Talk Supporting Young People Across Canada

TORONTO, May 1, 2018 – Kids Help Phone’s Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO is back for another year of fundraising and awareness. The annual Walk is scheduled to take place on May 6 in 39 communities across Canada. Each year, thousands of children, adults, schools, community organizations, and corporations come together to take […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201846 Views

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Ontario Investing in Indigenous Youth and Communities

Province Helping Address Urgent Needs in First Nations Communities April 30, 2018 Ontario is helping address urgent, unmet needs in First Nations communities across Ontario by investing in Indigenous youth and community-led solutions. Nearly a year after it’s creation, Ontario’s first-ever Indigenous Youth and Community Wellness Secretariat is working closely with Indigenous partners to address […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201889 Views

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First Nations youth to meet in Edmonton for first-of-its-kind conference on child intervention system – CBC

‘Transitioning into independence, that can be a real vulnerable time’ Apr 30, 2018 Kiana Cardinal’s best friend used to come over to her family’s house to play. They would do normal things, like annoy Cardinal’s older sisters and then take off running and laughing to the trees outside, where they’d try to build forts. Then […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201876 Views

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NU Government: The Youth Ambassador Program is recruiting

April 27, 2018 Are you interested in being a Youth Ambassador or a Team Leader? The Government of Nunavut Community and Government Services Department, Sports and Recreation division, is currently recruiting Youth Ambassadors and Team Leaders. Selection is based on involvement in community, school, sport, recreation and commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle. The Youth […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 201853 Views

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Friends to the end: How the deaths of seven Indigenous girls revealed a community undone – Thestar.com

Award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga explores the alarming rates of youth suicide in Indigenous communities as part of the 2017-18 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. In this instalment, she chronicles the betrayal, abuse and heartbreak in northern Ontario First Nations. April 27, 2018 WAPEKEKA FIRST NATION—Amy Owen bolted out of her Ottawa-area group home and she […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201872 Views

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Media Advisory – City of Toronto to kick off Youth Week

City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following: The City of Toronto, in partnership with R.I.S.E., The Remix Project, Urban Arts and the Toronto Youth Cabinet, will kick off Youth Week celebrations with a special live performance. Councillor Neethan Shan (Ward 42 Scarborough-Rouge River) and City representatives will attend the event to celebrate Toronto […]

by aanationtalk on April 27, 201884 Views

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Indigenous Youth Suicide the Focus of 2018 Massey Lectures

THUNDER BAY, ON (April 27, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes today’s announcement that Tanya Talaga will deliver the 2018 CBC Massey Lectures based on her research into Indigenous youth suicide. “The loss of Indigenous youth to suicide is a crisis in Canada and the world over. We thank Tanya and the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201877 Views

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Ontario Helping Young People Prepare for Independence

Province Supporting New Supports for Youth in Care April 27, 2018 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is investing in new housing support workers across the province to help youth find and maintain a safe, stable and appropriate place to live. The province is expanding the Youth-in-Transition Worker program to support 16- […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 201851 Views

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The Star’s Tanya Talaga named 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer – Thestar.com

Award-winning author will focus on issues of Indigenous youth suicide in communities in Canada and beyond in prestigious national lecture series. Previous lecturers have included Martin Luther King Jr., Margaret Atwood and Stephen Lewis. April 27, 2018 Toronto Star investigative journalist and national bestselling author Tanya Talaga will deliver the prestigious 2018 CBC Massey Lectures […]

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 201861 Views

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N’Mninoeyaa: Regional Youth Workshop 2018

Regional Youth Workshop Maamwesying North Shore Community Health Services alongside with the 7 Member First Nation communities & the SSM IFC will be hosting a 1 day youth workshop (Grades 7-12) information session to discuss the following topics: Overview of our History Intergenerational Trauma How Personal Trauma Affects Us Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms How We Learn […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201846 Views

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NAN Oshkaatisak (All Young People’s) Council – CALL for Applications

The NAN Oshkaatisak Council is seeking applications for new members to join our Youth Council. As a Youth Council we have the following objectives; To be recognized and affirmed as a voice for Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) youth living in First Nation communities and urban areas. To promote unity, strength, and success, amongst NAN Youth. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201881 Views

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Statement by Minister Hajdu about the Youth 7 Summit

From: Global Affairs Canada April 16, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The G7 foreign ministers today issued the following statement: “We, the G7 foreign ministers, of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union, are united in condemning, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201888 Views

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PLT Canada to place 1,000 youth in green jobs through SFI network – Pulp & Paper Canada

Apr. 16, 2018 – Project Learning Tree (PLT) Canada says it will be placing 1,000 youth in green jobs using the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) network of program participants, conservation leaders, Indigenous partners and community groups. PLT Canada has received approximately $7 million in federal funding through the Government of Canada’s Summer Work Experience Program […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201889 Views

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Helping Youth Succeed Across Ontario – Province Investing In Grassroots Support, Mentorship and Skill-Building Projects

Province Investing In Grassroots Support, Mentorship and Skill-Building Projects April 16, 2018 Ontario is supporting new opportunities for youth across the province to engage with their communities, build healthy relationships, learn new skills and achieve academic and career success. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, was at Young and Potential Fathers in Toronto […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201890 Views

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OTF: Youth Opportunities Fund supports 39 nonprofit projects with over $12M in grants

Thanks to the Youth Opportunities Fund, 39 nonprofit projects across Ontario will receive more than $12 million. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services announced the grants at Young and Potential Fathers, a Youth Opportunities Fund grantee, in Toronto today. Young and Potential Fathers is Canada’s first father-centric family centre that makes a positive […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018124 Views

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Children’s Aid Societies Welcome OHRC Report, Take Action to Combat Overrepresentation in Child Welfare

TORONTO—The Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) and Children’s Aid Societies (CASs) welcome the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s report, Interrupted childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare. The report shines a light on the complex and multi-faceted issues that have contributed to over-representation in child welfare. We are aware of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2018117 Views

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They danced in Classified’s new video and prayed for the missing and murdered – CBC

April 12, 2018 Summer Sylliboy and Jaici Syliboy, both 11, in music video about missing, murdered Indigenous women Eleven-year-old Summer Sylliboy says it was a “blessing” to be in a music video played this week for her Grade 6 classmates — one that’s so thought-provoking, a few wiped tears away as they watched it in their […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 2018131 Views

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