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MNO Youth Wellness Engagement technical platform launched

September 21, 2017 Statistics in Canada show that one in five Canadians suffer from Mental Health issues. For various reasons, including stigma and insight, only 20% of those suffering seek and receive help.  Looking specifically at the Métis population here in Ontario, the numbers show that Métis youth are even less likely to seek help. In […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201771 Views

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WE Launches Third Annual Royal Awards Calling on Next Generation of Young Canadian Change-Makers

– Sponsored by RBC, The Prince’s Youth Service Awards recognizes outstanding youth who are making an impact in their communities – – Young Canadians can apply for the Awards by visiting we.org/princesyouthserviceawards – TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2017  — Today WE and Prince’s Charities Canada are proud to announce that award applications for The Prince’s Youth Service Awards are officially open. Now […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201758 Views

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Team Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program – 2017/2018

September 18, 2017 The Department of Community and Government Services is looking for enthusiastic and active Nunavut youth to be ambassadors and volunteers at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. The Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program is open to Nunavut youth between 15 and 22 years of age. To be eligible applicants must: complete an application form; […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 201745 Views

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FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth

FCC Ignite fuels excitement among youth Sep 19, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC) will be hosting a series of events to add fuel to the enthusiasm and passion for agriculture among young people. Ignite, the FCC Young Farmer Summit, is a series of five free events across Canada aimed at attracting and engaging the next generation of […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2017135 Views

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Government of Canada provides opportunities for youth in Saint John-Rothesay

Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities  September 12, 2017     Saint John, New Brunswick    Employment and Social Development Canada  Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs.  Today, Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 13, 201758 Views

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Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group

Click Here to View Our Event Listing The Corner Brook Aboriginal Youth Group invites all aboriginal and non-aboriginal people ages 9-17 to attend our weekly meetings on Thursday nights, starting September 14,  from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  Meetings are held at the Qalipu Community Room, 1 Church Street, Corner Brook. Anyone interested in learning […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201794 Views

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FPYN: A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network

Date(s): Wednesday, September 27, 2017 The Sexual Health Network of Ontario invites service providers to join us for A Conversation with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network Topics may include: Culturally safe sexual health education, healthy relationships and violence prevention, and reclaiming rites of passage, traditional knowledge and coming of age ceremonies. Wednesday September 27th […]

by aanationtalk on September 12, 2017126 Views

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Students complete RAVEN Aboriginal Youth Initiative – Tłı̨chǫ Government

This outreach program is designed to build bridges into the Aboriginal communities in Canada and to make Aboriginal youth aware of potential military or civilian careers with the Department of National Defence. The program is a total of 6 weeks long and gives you a very good idea at life in the Canadian Forces. You […]

by pmnationtalk on September 11, 201752 Views

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ASWCO: Cultural Camp Sep. 8-10

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM CAMP SCHEDULE Are you interested in learning about Indigenous wilderness living skills this Fall? Have you ever cooked a goose over an open fire? What about setting up a duck blind or cooked bannock on a stick? Our 3 day hands-on experience includes learning about plants and trees for […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017139 Views

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Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 Continue to Work Together to Support Anishinaabe Children, Youth and Families

Province and Grand Council Treaty 3 Sign Relationship Agreement September 7, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario and Grand Council Treaty 3 are working together to transform the system of services for Anishinaabe children and youth in northwestern Ontario. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, and Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 2017320 Views

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NCC: Looking for youth in Lake Melville to attend Youth Hunter Skills Workshop on Sept 9!

September 05, 2017 We are looking for FIVE NunatuKavut youth between the ages of 12 and 17 in Upper Lake Melville to attend a Youth Hunter Skills Workshop in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on September 9. Contact Shane Pilgrim to register for this great opportunity! He can be reached at 709-899-3452 or labradorhuntingandfishing@gmail.com NT5

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 2017131 Views

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“Original Voices” Indigenous Youth Circle

September 05, 2017 After feeling culturally isolated and misunderstood in their local high schools across Ottawa, several Métis, First Nations and Inuit youth banded together to improve the educational experiences of Indigenous youth in Ottawa. Along with the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO’s) Ottawa Métis Family Wellbeing Coordinator and other Indigenous service providers, these youth […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201776 Views

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Keeping shelters safe, inclusive for LGBTQ2S youth

Sep 01, 2017 A new resource for Alberta’s housing and homelessness system will help ensure LGBTQ2S youth feel safe and accepted when using services. The LGBTQ2S Youth Housing and Shelter Guidelines are the first of their kind in Canada. Nearly one in three homeless youth in Canada identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017160 Views

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Minister Carolyn Bennett Appoints Three Independent Indigenous Youth Advisors

August 31, 2017, Ottawa, ON, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that the voices of Indigenous youth from coast to coast to coast are heard and incorporated into the decision making process. To that end, Minister Carolyn Bennett has appointed three independent youth advisors; Maatalii Okalik, Gabrielle Fayant, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017264 Views

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Métis Nation British Columbia releases report on Métis Youth Programming

August 30, 2017 Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the finding of the “Métis Youth Programming” research project. The “Métis Youth Programming” research was conducted in order to create effective and culturally-relevant employment and education programs for Métis Youth that are delivered to and by MNBC’s Métis Chartered Communities. The “Métis Youth Programming” survey […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017148 Views

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Indigenous youth return home to Nova Scotia after Tall Ships adventure – CBC

Group placed second in their class in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta Aug 31, 2017 Thirteen Indigenous youth from Nova Scotia are home after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, placing second in their class in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. The voyage from Canada to France aboard the Dutch Tall Ship Gulden Leeuw […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 201770 Views

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Wicihitowin Aboriginal Engagement Conference

October 11 and 12, 2017 8:00am – 4:00pm (Breakfast and lunch included) TCU Place, 35 – 22 Street E, Saskatoon The Wîcihitowin Aboriginal Engagement Conference 2017 will focus on Aboriginal engagement and human service delivery topics relevant to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants. Within the context of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, if […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2017122 Views

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ASWCO: Indigenous Youth Leadership Retreat

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PARTICIPANT WAIVER INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADERSHIP RETREAT OPEN INVITATION TO YOUTH AGES 14-24 Longford Mills, ON, August 28, 2017– Indigenous youth from across Ontario receive an open invitation to attend the Retreat at the Ontario Educational Leadership Centre in Longford Mills, Ontario. The Retreat takes place […]

by pmnationtalk on August 29, 2017141 Views

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CAP: Annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is currently seeking nominations for its Annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards.  Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, it establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible. Please click here for the Award Application Form which outlines the criteria and selection process. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 28, 2017145 Views

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Artistic talents of Spirit Bear youth on display for Festival Forum audience – Stratford Beacon Herald

August 27, 2017 Who would have known that the simple story of a bear, as told by a Native elder, could inspire such a wealth of creativity and uncover artistic talent that had once been hidden from the world? At Sunday morning’s Festival Forum, entitled Tales of the Spirit Bear, the Indigenous youth visiting Stratford […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2017181 Views

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Traditional lessons changing lives – Tbnewswatch.com

Youth participate in Aboriginal Youth Leadership Program, Mino Bimaadiziwin, to learn life skills and traditional teachings. THUNDER BAY – Most students leave a classroom with new knowledge or skills. But for Starr Moonias, at the end of the day, she takes with her so much more. “I leave here with hope, courage, and strength,” 15-year-old […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 201788 Views

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Feds, province commit $10M to NAN student safety plan – Tbnewswatch.com

Nishnawbe Aski Nation held an emergency chiefs meeting in July to draft plan to address concerns about safety of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay. THUNDER BAY – The federal and provincial governments are committing $10 million towards Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s action plan for Indigenous students coming to Thunder Bay for the upcoming school year. The […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 201775 Views

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Manitoba Indigenous communities to welcome EAGLE’S NEST Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp

August 24, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Army will host EAGLE’S NEST 2017, a skills development and training leadership camp for Indigenous youth. The EAGLE’S NEST Indigenous Youth Leadership Camp will be held near Wanipigow First Nation, located approximately 190 km north of Winnipeg and will run from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 24, 2017123 Views

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Indigenous Writing & Illustration Contest by Second Story Press

Toronto, ON – Second Story Press has announced its second Indigenous Writing and Illustration Contest. After the success of its 2015 contest, the press is once again looking for contemporary writing for a young reader audience that reflects the modern experience of Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people. New to this year’s contest is […]

by morrisonkwe on August 23, 2017248 Views

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Youths begin six-day Adventures in Understanding canoe journey on Sunday in Peterborough – The Peterborough Examiner

August 23, 2017 An annual canoe trek paddled by Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth heads out of Beavermead Park on Sunday. Adventures in Understanding is a six-day paddling trip that brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth together to share their cultures. The 100-kilometre journey is along the Trent-Severn Waterway. It’s supported by the Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 2017130 Views

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Aboriginal youth meet in Thunder Bay to discuss a more reflective, responsive justice system

TORONTO, Monday, August 21, 2017 – This week in Thunder Bay, more than 25 Aboriginal youth from across the province will gather to develop ideas for technology solutions that aim to improve youth access to justice in their communities in a way that is reflective of Aboriginal experiences and responsive to Aboriginal traditions. Funded by […]

by aanationtalk on August 23, 2017144 Views

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Ontario and Canada Invest an Immediate $10M to support First Nations Youth Health and Safety

August 23, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Education The Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, Carolyn Bennett, the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, and the Ontario Minister of Education, Mitzie Hunter issued the following statement today. “Today, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler, Federal Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs […]

by pmnationtalk on August 23, 2017254 Views

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Culture For Life ~ My Culture. My Life.

Culture For Life My Culture. My Life. To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th 2017, we are choosing to focus on LIFE through culture. We want to help facilitate meaningful connections with culture for First Nations youth and have youth themselves highlight the strength of culture and how it can promote wellness and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 22, 2017430 Views

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NAN honours members at special awards banquet – Sioux Bulletin

Nishnawbe Aski Nation celebrated the accomplishments and leadership of its members at the 2017 Keewaywin Awards presented August 9 in Lac Seul First Nation. The Emile Nakigee Award for Outstanding Leadership was presented to Sheperd Wynn of Kashechewan First Nation. The NAN Elder Award was bestowed upon Abe Kakepetum of Keewaywin First Nation. The NAN […]

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 201780 Views

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IRC: Call for Applications for the 2017-2018 Youth Ambassador Program

August 17, 2017 Applications for the 2017-2018 Northwest Territories (NWT) Youth Ambassador Program are being accepted by the GNWT Department of Municipal and Community Affairs. This 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 Games, Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017213 Views

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NAN Congratulates Chapleau Cree First Nation’s Emma Morrison, crowned Miss Teenage Canada

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum, on behalf of the Executive Council, congratulates 17-year-old Chapleau Cree First Nation member Emma Morrison, who was crowned Miss Teenage Canada over the weekend: “We congratulate this remarkable young woman for her accomplishments, and her family and community for encouraging and supporting […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017231 Views

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Survivors’ Stories gathers youth from communities affected by genocide to share their stories

TORONTO, AUG 15, 2017 Diversity is Canada’s – and Ontario’s greatest strength. We have flourished as a society because of our welcoming spirit to people of all creeds, cultures, and backgrounds. At the same time, we recognize that many communities are still struggling with the impact of past atrocities. The Mosaic Institute is reaching out to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017163 Views

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Métis youth reclaiming their heritage

August 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – There are nearly 70,000 Métis people in British Columbia and making sure that Métis youth have a strong voice is an important part of Métis Nation B.C.’s (MNBC) work to create a proud, self-governing, sustainable nation. “It’s really important that our voices as youth are heard,” said Cassidy Caron, MNBC’s Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017140 Views

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Creating connections to empower Indigenous youth

Aug. 10, 2017 KAMLOOPS – As the fastest-growing demographic in B.C., Indigenous youth are important to the social and economic future of the province. Indigenous youth workers strive to create meaningful, respectful, and trusting relationships with youth in a way that empowers them, fosters leadership, and supports them to live healthy, happy, and successful lives. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 2017151 Views

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Indigenous youth voice boosted in advisory council

August 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – The Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women has drawn on the expertise of many respected Indigenous women, and this year, it enhances its youth voice as part of its mandate to advise government on how to improve the quality of life for Indigenous women in B.C. Twenty-two-year-old Raven Lacerte, who […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 2017126 Views

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Feds, provinces must reform foster care to tackle youth homelessness, study says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A first-of-its-kind study in Canada has painted a national picture of homeless youth and drawn a link to the foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets. The study found […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201797 Views

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Child Welfare and Youth Homelessness in Canada: A Proposal for Action

With the release of Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey (2016), we now have robust national data on the links between youth homelessness and child welfare involvement. Without a Home, conducted by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness in partnership with A Way Home Canada, surveyed 1,103 youth experiencing homelessness across Canada. Youth in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017144 Views

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New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017 By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets. The study released Wednesday found nearly three […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017118 Views

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Vigil for Indigenous youth lost to suicide grows along with death toll – CBC

‘Their voices are gone … But their suicides should be a voice to all of us’ Aug 09, 2017 Geoffrey Daybutch has been camping out in front of the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada office in midtown Toronto for just over two weeks and in that time, he says, not only has the size of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201790 Views

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OPP summer camp for Indigenous youth – My Prescott Now

Aug. 9th, 2017 The OPP have officially announced they will be hosting a tenth consecutive summer camp for indigenous youth. Niigan Mosewak is put on by the OPP East Region Provincial Liaison Team and is for indigenous youth. The camp runs for a week, this year between August 14th and 18th, and the OPP say […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201769 Views

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Government of Canada provides opportunities for youth working in northern Indigenous communities

August 4, 2017          Thunder Bay, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Giving Canadian youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs will help grow the middle class and strengthen our economy. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that Teach For Canada will help 158 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017156 Views

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Elijah Mack, new Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

The BCAAFC congratulates Elijah Mack in his new role as the Executive Youth on the National Association of Friendship Center’s Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Elijah Mack is 21 years old and resides in Merritt BC, but his origins are from the small village of Bella Coola, BC.  Elijah has lived in an […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017121 Views

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The National Association Welcomes New Members to its Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Aboriginal Youth Council.

[Ottawa, ON August 2, 2017] The National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC) hosted its 46th Annual Meeting this past week in Montreal, Quebec where more than 300 delegates and observers gathered to discuss issues of concern to the urban Indigenous population, provide feedback and direction to the NAFC, confirm members of its Board of Directors and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017243 Views

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Bike Safety Camp Held For Indigenous Youth – BlackburnNews.com

August 4, 2017 A bicycle safety camp has been made possible thanks to a partnership between police and Indigenous youth. The Windsor Police Service is teaming up with organizations and sponsors to present an All Wheels and Bike Safety Camp at the Safety Village in Windsor. Over the course of this week from Monday to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201777 Views

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Call for Applications for the 2017-2018 Youth Ambassador Program – Government of NT

YELLOWKNIFE (August 3, 2017) – The Department of Municipal and Community Affairs is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 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 Games, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017162 Views

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Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels tour coming to Waterloo

(Waterloo, ON, Aug 1, 2017) – The City of Waterloo is hosting Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels, a dynamic series of award-winning shorts directed by Indigenous youth from Eastern Canada. This free community film screening takes place in Waterloo Public Square on Aug. 8, 2017. The screening will be in English, French, and Indigenous languages. The Wapikoni, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017123 Views

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Skills for future success: Insights from the Expert Panel on Youth Employment – Conferenceboard.ca

August 03, 2017 When it comes to youth unemployment, Canada may be doing well relative to other OECD countries, but the challenges affecting young Canadians today are greater than they were a generation ago. Young people go to school longer, carry more student debt, earn relatively less, and pay relatively more for housing than their […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201792 Views

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Act now on Indigenous youth suicide crisis: Editorial – TheStar.com

On remote First Nations reserves, Indigenous children are taking their own lives in appalling numbers. Governments must step in to help. July 24, 2017 Nothing is more endlessly heart-scalding in human existence than the loss of a child. When that loss is to suicide, the grief is compounded by bafflement, guilt and shame. When youth […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201773 Views

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Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic

Garden River FN: Chief & Council Golf Classic Proceeds go to Garden River’s Youth Programs Friday August 11, 2017 Deadline: August 4, 2017 Poster NT5

by aanationtalk on July 26, 2017141 Views

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Government of Canada supports Project Venture, a youth crime prevention project in Clearwater River Dene Nation and La Loche, Saskatchewan

July 25, 2017     Regina, Saskatchewan     Public Safety Canada Today, at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Meeting, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that $2.2 million over 5 years has been made available under the National Crime Prevention Strategy (NCPS) for the Clearwater River Dene Nation Project Venture (CRDN Project Venture). This […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 2017138 Views

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