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MNBC: Ta Saantii Health & Culture Days Survey

January 22nd, 2018 BC Healthy Living Alliance Funding was secured for several Métis Chartered Communities across the Province to host a total of 18 Métis “Health & Culture” Days, between January and August 2018. These community-designed “Health & Culture” Days will provide an opportunity for Métis community members to get active while reconnecting with Métis culture, […]

by aanationtalk on January 23, 201815 Views

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We matter a lot’: Indigenous youth gather in Ottawa to tackle suicide crisis – CBC

Roundtable discussion with Indigenous services minister set for Monday Jan 22, 2018 About 70 Indigenous youth from across Canada gathered at Ottawa’s Wabano Centre Sunday, ahead of a national roundtable discussion today on the suicide crisis facing their communities. The two-day Hope Forum is hosted by We Matter, a national youth-led group that supports Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201819 Views

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New Brunswick to spend $25 million in effort to create jobs for youth – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jan 22, 2018 7:00 FREDERICTON _ The New Brunswick government will spend $25 million dollars in the coming year in an effort to boost the number of young people working in the province. A government source says Premier Brian Gallant will announce the initiative _ to be part of next week’s provincial budget _ today […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201817 Views

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Métis Youth BC launches 4th Annual Role Model Campaign

January 18th, 2018 Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) is proud to announce the 4th Annual Métis Youth Role Model Campaign to identify amazing Youth in your community. The campaign is designed to focus on Youth achievements and provide role models for our Métis communities. Métis role models promote healthy lifestyles, Métis culture and awareness, strengthen […]

by aanationtalk on January 19, 201841 Views

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Prime Minister launches Canada Service Corps

Ottawa, Ontario – January 16, 2018 The Prime Minister and Minister of Youth, Justin Trudeau, today launched the design phase of Canada Service Corps, Canada’s new national youth service initiative. Canada Service Corps will encourage young Canadians to get involved in service to their communities and gain valuable skills and experience that will benefit them […]

by aanationtalk on January 16, 201823 Views

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Saskatchewan First Nation in mourning after two teens die by suicide – The Globe and Mail

A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is once again in mourning after two teenagers killed themselves in recent weeks. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as the community recovers from a Dec. 13 plane crash that led to the death of 19-year-old Arson Fern Jr. Chief Bobby Cameron of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201824 Views

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BR Indigenous Teen Suicides – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Jan 16, 2018  A small northern Saskatchewan First Nation is in mourning against after two teenagers recently killed themselves — just weeks after a member of the community died in a plane crash. The suicides in Fond du Lac came as residents recover from a crash that led to the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 201839 Views

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We Matter and Facebook host first national #HopeForum

Indigenous youth from across the country gather for forum on healing and life promotion OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 – On January 21 and 22, Indigenous youth representing every province and territory will attend the first ever #HopeForum to address the suicide crisis impacting their communities. The two-day forum, hosted and facilitated by We Matter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201862 Views

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MNO Youth Council Grassroots Grants Program

January 15, 2018 At the 2017 Annual General Assembly, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Youth Council announced the creation of the Grassroots Grants Program. This exciting initiative is part of the MNO Youth Council’s ongoing commitment to supporting the immense creative potential of Métis Youth across the province and is designed to challenge Ontario’s […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201838 Views

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BCAFN Youth Forum – January 19, 2018

January 12, 2018 BCAFN Youth Forum – January 19, 2018,  Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC Please find the attached notice+registration form, and draft event agenda. NT5

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 201828 Views

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Creating poetry connects First Nations youth with elders – CBC

‘Startling and beautiful’ results from interviews for Elder Project Indigenous youth in B.C. are partnering with local elders to tell their stories through poetry as part of the ongoing Elder Project series of books. The project started in 2009 with the goal of bringing together young First Nations students and elders or “knowledge keepers.” Since […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201830 Views

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2018 NAN Youth Gathering

On February 9 – 11, 2018 Oshkaatisak Council presents the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Youth Gathering at the Bestwestern Plus Norwester Hotel and Conference Centre in Thunder Bay, ON. For registration for info please contact: Esther Mckay at emckay@nan.on.ca or 807-625-4689. Registration form NT5

by ahnationtalk on January 11, 201850 Views

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IRC: BLAST Youth Tobacco Reduction Conference Coming To Inuvik

January 10, 2018 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation and Project Jewel are proud to welcome the BLAST Youth Tobacco Reduction Conference to Inuvik from February 2 to 4, 2018. BLAST is an anti-tobacco program that stands for Building Leadership for Action in Schools Today. The conference will challenge youth in grades 6 to 9 to think critically about tobacco products, the tobacco […]

by pmnationtalk on January 11, 201859 Views

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Panel of youth artists to discuss cultural appropriation and artistic resistance – CBC

‘We have to reinstate who we are … and put our footprint on the art industry’ Jan 09, 2018 A panel of youth artists will lead a discussion on Wednesday in Toronto about cultural appropriation and how Indigenous artists use their work as a form of resistance. “I don’t think people realize how damaging it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201828 Views

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MNO: Oral history training project for youth

Are you a Métis Youth? Do you want to learn more about recording the Oral Histories of your community? The Métis Nation of Ontario is looking for MNO Métis Youth (age 18-29) that have had involvement with their community and who are interested in collecting and preserving the Oral Histories of elders, traditional knowledge holders […]

by ahnationtalk on January 3, 201851 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Free Admission to Parks Canada’s Places for Youth 17 and Under Starting in 2018

From Parks Canada December 21, 2017 Rocky Harbour, NL Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer, and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous peoples. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2017143 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Free Admission to Parks Canada’s Places for Youth 17 and Under Starting in 2018

December 18, 2017                      Thunder Bay, Ontario                     Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer, and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201742 Views

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Ontario Honouring Indigenous Youth with Bartleman Award

Five Talented Young Indigenous Writers Recognized December 15, 2017 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is honouring five young Indigenous writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Indigenous Youth Creative Writing Award. The award celebrates the work of Indigenous youth and encourages them to share their unique perspectives and experiences with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 201773 Views

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CCAB announces recipients of the 2018 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award

CCAB announces recipients of the 2018 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award Toronto, ON – December 5, 2017 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is proud to announce the 2018 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) recipients of this year’s prestigious […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 2017364 Views

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We want to be a healthy community’: BC First Nations youth sing about life on the reservation – Globalnews.ca

“Dream big,” 16-year-old TJ Sochan sings in the opening verse of a new video posted to YouTube late last month. The song, “Where Happiness Dwells,” was written by seven young Indigenous people. It talks about life on the reserve of the Blueberry River First Nations, located north of Fort St. John. The lyrics address some […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2017116 Views

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I felt like walls were closing around me’: Indigenous youth speak out on Sask. youth suicide report – CBC

Children’s advocate talked to more than 250 teens from across the north December 06, 2017 A year ago, Daniel Bird was in a bad place. In 2015, his mother died suddenly in the northern community of Southend, 500 km northeast of Saskatoon. Soon after, his father moved out of the house. “I felt like walls […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201792 Views

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Meet the Indigenous youth vying to change the face of the Squamish Nation – CBC

Dec 05, 2017 ‘Council doesn’t accurately reflect our population and it’s time for men to support women on council’ It all started when Kristen Rivers’ 11-year-old daughter told her she wanted to be prime minister when she grew up. “I wanted to make sure I had the courage to follow my dreams so she can […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201757 Views

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BR Sask Child Advocate – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 6, 2017  LA RONGE, Sask. – A report about suicide among Indigenous youth in northern Saskatchewan says they feel bullied, sad and alone. In October 2016, six girls between the ages of 11 and 14 committed suicide. The suicide rate for First Nations boys between the ages of 10 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201756 Views

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Advocate for Children and Youth Releases Special Report on the Youth Suicide Crisis in Northern Saskatchewan

December 05, 2017 La Ronge – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, released the special report, Shhh… LISTEN!! We Have Something to Say! Youth Voices from the North. This report reflects a youth perspective of and voice on the issue of suicide and the challenges Indigenous children, youth and families face in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201793 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Free Admission to Parks Canada Places for Youth 17 and Under Starting in 2018

November 30, 2017       Ottawa, Ontario       Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada places represent the very best that Canada has to offer, and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201767 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate (AB) releases Annual Report

November 27, 2017 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and reflects on how far the organization has come over the first five years as an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 201789 Views

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New project takes aim at youth Indigenous homelessness in Hamilton – CBC

The project is called ‘Endaayaang,’ based on an Ojibwe word that means, in essence, ‘our home’ Nov 21, 2017 Those trying to find an end to homelessness in Canada have set their sights “upstream,” fighting and preventing homelessness for teens and young adults. And in Hamilton, a new pilot project launched Tuesday is aimed specifically […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201758 Views

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First Nations youth debate natural resource development at Calgary conference – CBC

Gathering is intended as one part of a larger debate about industry on traditional lands Nov 21, 2017 First Nations youth and industry were rubbing shoulders at the Grey Eagle Casino on Tsuut’ina land on Tuesday, discussing resource development on traditional territory. Stephan Fournier — the associate director of the northern and Aboriginal policy group […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201773 Views

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OCYA report: Children’s Services minister responds

Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Special Report Speaking OUT, released today: “We thank the Advocate for taking the time to thoughtfully engage with vulnerable LGBTQ2S+ youth across the province, and for his valuable recommendations highlighting opportunities to strengthen the ways we support these […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201784 Views

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OCYA-AB: Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems

November 20, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. “LGBTQ2S+ youth still experience higher levels of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201790 Views

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(SK) Advocate for Children and Youth Celebrates National Child Day

November 17, 2017 SASKATOON – As we mark National Child Day on Monday November 20th, Corey O’Soup, the Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, along with, the Canadian Council for Child and Youth Advocates are encouraging federal, provincial and municipal governments, and all Canadians, to remember and adhere to the fundamental rights of children and […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201799 Views

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Future looks bright for youth who attended RCMP Engagement Week

November 15, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Last week, 32 high school students from across Canada spent a week at Depot, the RCMP Training Academy in Regina. They experienced cadet training first-hand as part of the Force’s second annual National Youth Engagement Week. The students were immersed in the life of a cadet, eating and sleeping on site, trying […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201778 Views

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Saying goodbye, Keeywaywin First Nation remembers Kyle Morriseau – APTN

November 15, 2017 The Keewaywin First Nation came together to say goodbye to Kyle Morriseau. “His generosity of sharing and his smile and the friendship he had with the community,” said his father Christian Morriseau. “While he was here in the community before he left, he was well loved by each and every person that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201798 Views

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Ceremony Marks Expert Panel Report Recommendations to Prevent First Nations Youth Injury and Deaths in BC

November 15, 2017 Coast Salish Territory – Victoria, BC – The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Coroners Service (BCCS) have released a new report that shares key findings and recommendations to prevent unintended First Nations youth and young adult injury and deaths in BC. A ceremony in the BC Legislature today marked the release of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 15, 201799 Views

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National Child Day celebrations focus on the Right to be Safe

November 14, 2017 Edmonton…Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff is encouraging all Albertans to participate in National Child Day activities across the province this week. “The right to be safe is a fundamental need for all of us, especially children, and is a key factor for healthy growth and positive development,” said Del Graff. “When a […]

by aanationtalk on November 15, 201763 Views

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Wapikoni Mobile becomes official UNESCO partner

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 9, 2017  – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) and Wapikoni Mobile are proud to announce the forming of an official partnership between Wapikoni and the Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Wapikoni will provide consultative services to UNESCO with a view to providing a platform for Indigenous youth to express themselves on the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2017102 Views

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23rd Annual Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards: Youth from across the Province to be honoured

The 23nd annual Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards (MAYAA) will be held Thursday November 23, 2017 at Victoria Inn in Winnipeg. Since the early 90s, the MAYAAs have given out nearly 300 awards, thousands of dollars in scholarship and reached over 1600 attendees annually. MAYAAs are presented to 16 outstanding Indigenous youth between the ages […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201791 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP National Youth Engagement Week at Depot

REGINA, Nov. 7, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to invite members of the media to National Youth Engagement Week activities at Depot. This initiative provides the opportunity to 32 Grades 11 and 12 students from all over Canada to attend the RCMP Academy to learn about and experience the work of an RCMP officer. The youth will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201791 Views

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Gathering Our Voices – Press Release October 27, 2017

See the attached Gathering Our Voices Press Release, from October 27, 2017. Read More NT4

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2017244 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of three Indigenous youth

November 06, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review involving the deaths of three young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Over seven months in 2015, three young people of Indigenous heritage from different […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2017160 Views

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MNA Youth Art Contest

November 1st, 2017 We’re looking for submissions for the Métis Week Youth Art Contest. Sketch, paint, or draw your favourite thing about Métis culture for the chance to have your artwork recreated as a lapel pin. To download the PDF poster, click here. Contest Information: Age categories: 3-7 years, 8-12 years, and 13-17 years. One winner […]

by pmnationtalk on November 3, 201793 Views

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OCYA-AB: Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving the serious injury of a youth

Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has completed an Investigative Review regarding a serious injury sustained by a young person and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Sixteen-year-old Dillon was seriously injured after he was stabbed during an altercation. At the time […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201772 Views

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OFIFC – Opportunity for Youth to engage with Government of Ontario on future policy and programming: October 30

October 26, 2017 – 14:45 YouthVoiceON is the place where Ontario youth aged 15 to 29 can discuss the issues they are concerned about, from finding their first job to dealing with the justice system. Youth can leave comments and questions on the website (http://youthvoiceontario.ca) or through Twitter by mentioning @YouthVoiceON. Thoughts and ideas from youth […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 201780 Views

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Reviews of suicides of 2 Indigenous teens lead to more recommendations from child advocate – CBC

Reports detail lives scarred by desperate childhoods in homes troubled by abuse, substance abuse Oct 30, 2017 Alberta’s child and youth advocate is urging the province become more sensitive to the needs of at-risk youth after reviewing two more cases of Indigenous teenagers who took their lives. Del Graff’s reports, which do not use the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2017126 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative reviews involving suicides of two Indigenous youth

October 30, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed two Investigative Reviews involving the deaths of two young people and is publicly releasing the results of the reviews as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. Donovan died by suicide when he was 17 years old while in youth […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2017125 Views

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B.C. must help children and youth in care achieve academic success: report – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017 19:23 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ More educational support is needed in British Columbia for children in government care so youths who have often suffered trauma in early life have a better chance of graduating high school, says the province’s children’s representative. Bernard Richard said each school district should […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 2017131 Views

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British Columbia’s Children and Youth in care need Better Support to Succeed in School

October 26, 2017 VICTORIA – The provincial government must take action to reduce significant gaps in the academic achievement of children and youth in care, including the provision of specific funding to each school district dedicated to supporting the learning needs of these students, recommends a report released today by B.C.’s Representative for Children and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 27, 201766 Views

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IRC: Be The Voice Of Youth In Your Community

October 25, 2017 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) is seeking the interest of youth from the Inuvialuit Settlement Region to participate on the Regional Youth Advisory Group. Some of the available seats have already been secured, but there is still space for those interested. Seats currently open include: Two in Aklavik Two in Inuvik Two in Sachs […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201781 Views

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OCYANL: The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Launches Translated Diversity and Inclusion Poster

October 24, 2017 OCYA is pleased to launch a translated version of its popular diversity and inclusion poster. In July, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate launched a poster showing the colours of the Pride flag with an important message “This is a Positive Space that Welcomes and Supports Everyone.” The response to this poster […]

by pmnationtalk on October 24, 201794 Views

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Ontario Boosting Support for Children and Youth in Care

Province Investing in Transportation, Educational Liaisons to Provide Stability for Students October 23, 2017 2:30 P.M. Ministry of Education Ontario is boosting support for children and youth in care with new funding for student transportation and educational liaisons, to provide more stability and assistance at school so students can reach their full potential. Mitzie Hunter, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 2017121 Views

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