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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, 201985 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, 201986 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, 2019122 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, 2019458 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, 2019117 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, 201987 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, 201968 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, 2019104 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, 2019284 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, 201986 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, 2019112 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, 201971 Views

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Provincial Government Inviting Applications for 2019 Grants to Youth Organizations

June 10, 2019 The Provincial Government announced today that the 2019-20 Grants to Youth Organizations program is now accepting applications. Information on the program, including the application form can be found online at https://nlyouth.ca/ProgramsServices/GTYO.html Grants to Youth Organizations has $451,500 in available funding to support community-based organizations throughout the province in leading youth engagement projects that: Encourage […]

by pnationtalk on June 11, 201974 Views

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Government of Canada nurturing cross-cultural awareness in New Brunswick through Canada Service Corps project

Cross-Cultural Youth Project to empower youth to address needs of Dorchester, Memramcook and Fort Folly June 8, 2019         Dorchester, New Brunswick        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. Today, Alaina Lockhart, […]

by pnationtalk on June 10, 201987 Views

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Two-Spirit Dene youth: ‘my culture saved my life’ – BC Gov

June 7, 2019 SURREY – Finding the right foster parents and reconnecting with his Indigenous family and Dene culture has made all the difference for one former youth in care in Surrey. “I’m finally allowed to be proud of my heritage,” said 19-year-old Alex. He is one of many young people being acknowledged and celebrated […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201967 Views

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Indigenous youth from PEI, Nova Scotia take ideas to Senate – The Vanguard

OTTAWA, Ont. — When it comes to forging a true nation-to-nation relationship, Richard Pellissier-Lush from Lennox Island First Nation in P.E.I. believes Canada has to do more than just hear what Indigenous people have to say. It also has to listen, he says. “It’s creating that communication,” Pellissier-Lush told SaltWire. “It’s not just hearing the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201998 Views

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Indigenous youth leaders address Senate committee on Aboriginal Peoples – CBC

8 Indigenous youth from across the country come together for fourth year of Indigenize the Senate Jun 05, 2019 Eight Indigenous youth from across the country gathered in front of the Senate’s standing committee on Aboriginal Peoples Wednesday to share their thoughts on what a new nation-to-nation relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples should look […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201967 Views

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Youth share Roadmap to achieving gender equality in Canada with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau during Women Deliver 2019

Plan International Canada Global Ambassador Sophie Grégoire Trudeau participates in youth-led event to bring gender equality to the top of Canada’s agenda VANCOUVER, June 5, 2019 – Canada can become the first country to achieve gender equality and serve as a model for the rest of the world if it adopts a series of recommendations […]

by ahnationtalk on June 6, 201996 Views

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Supporting the Next Generation of Indigenous Middle Class Workers

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Modernized Youth Employment and Skills Strategy will Serve Young Canadians Facing Barriers to Employment June 5, 2019 Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s continued prosperity depends on young Canadians launching meaningful careers. By helping them gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2019274 Views

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New NIYC President

Crystal Martin-Lapenskie Elected President of the National Inuit Youth Council June 4, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario — The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) has elected Crystal Martin-Lapenskie as its new president for a two-year term that will include presiding over the National Inuit Youth Summit in July 2020. Martin-Lapenskie is from Hall Beach and is the Nunavut […]

by pnationtalk on June 5, 201993 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada to support Indigenous youth facing barriers to employment in Quebec

From: Employment and Social Development Canada Media advisory The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, along with Greg Fergus, Member of Parliament for Hull–Aylmer, will announce how the Government of Canada is helping Indigenous youth in the Gatineau area gain the skills and experience they need for a fair chance at […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2019113 Views

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Canada’s Youth Develop a Roadmap for Canada to be the First Country in the World to Achieve Gender Equality

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 – Canada can become the first country to achieve gender equality and serve as a model for the rest of the world if it adopts a series of recommendations outlined in the Youth-Led Roadmap for Gender Equality: A Plan to Achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5 in Canada, released today. Developed by […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 2019107 Views

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Government of Canada invests in McGill and youth-led research project tackling sexual and gender-based violence – McGill Reporter

Claudia Mitchell receives more than $1 million to encourage Indigenous girls and young women to address sexual violence through media production and community engagement May 31, 2019 Today at La rue des femmes de Montréal, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 31, 201989 Views

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Indigenous youth initiative now a not-for-profit after closure of Ontario child advocate’s office – CBC

Initiative that amplified voices of Indigenous young people was run through advocate’s Thunder Bay office May 30, 2019 An initiative that has provided a way for Indigenous youth from across northern Ontario to meet, talk about problems and offer solutions, and was facing an uncertain future after Ontario’s child and youth advocate’s office in Thunder […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201983 Views

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Government of Canada invites youth leaders to help build a more accessible Canada

From: Employment and Social Development Canada May 29, 2019                Toronto, Ontario             Employment and Social Development Canada In celebration of Canada’s third National AccessAbility Week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced several initiatives to support youth leaders in their efforts to build a more accessible Canada. Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201966 Views

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AFNQL: Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection – “Our Children Also Deserve to Grow Up in Dignity”

Wendake, May 28, 2019 – In response to Premier Legault’s May 17 announcement of the creation of a Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection chaired by Régine Laurent, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) reiterates the importance of including First Nations in any reflection process, including the discussions that will determine the mandate of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2019147 Views

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York U: New partnership is shifting approach to youth homelessness by emphasizing prevention

TORONTO, May 23, 2019 – A new initiative to transform how we respond to youth homelessness will bring academic research and community expertise together to shift the focus from simply providing emergency housing to preventing young people from becoming homeless in the first place. The  Making the Shift – Youth Homelessness Social Innovation Lab (MtS) […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201978 Views

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Nationwide program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance – CTV News

May 23, 2019 TORONTO — When life gets Solomon Harper down, he dances. And when he feels happy, he dances even more. The 16-year-old from St. Theresa Point First Nation describes dance as a powerful emotional outlet, a motivator that’s pushing him to mentor other youth, and to one day become a professional choreographer and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 2019133 Views

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Youth recognized at 2019 Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards – Wawatay News Online

A group of Lac La Croix youth were presented with one of three Group Achievement awards at the 15th annual Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards, held May 1 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Thunder Bay. Photo by Rick Garrick A group of Lac La Croix youth were recognized for their N’we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 2019164 Views

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UNA-Canada launches a youth-led civic engagement initiative with Employment and Social Development Canada support: Generation SDG – Youth Action on the SDGs

Ottawa, May 17th, 2019 – The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Eastern Ontario District School Boards to launch a youth-led civic engagement initiative, Generation SDG – Youth Action on the SDGs (Generation SDG). Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, Generation SDG is an innovative, bilingual […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201996 Views

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New Youth Council Will Represent Voice Of Saskatchewan Students

May 16, 2019 Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant has announced plans to form Saskatchewan’s first provincial youth council. The youth council will provide advice and leadership to the Minister of Education on how to engage youth on a variety of topics.  Those students selected for the youth council will have an important role […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019174 Views

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StartUP Nations brings youth from 10 Indigenous communities to Concordia – Concordia University News

Budding entrepreneurs will learn how to build a successful business relevant to their own social economies May 15, 2019 More than 50 Indigenous youth from across Quebec will come to Concordia to learn the tools for succeeding as entrepreneurs in their communities at the second edition of StartUP Nations. The event, to be held at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2019110 Views

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PCMNO Youth Representative Mitch Case gives presentation to UN Forum

Mitch Case has been a strong representative for Ontario’s Métis youth for the past eight years, serving as Youth Representative on the Provisional Council of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Mitch was recently invited by Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett to participate in the 2019 United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019210 Views

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Plan targets Indigenous youth – Sault This Week

May 14, 2019 An Indigenous woman from Sault Ste. Marie received a grant from the Laidlaw Foundation to support her new, upcoming project, “To Teach Each Other.” Caceila Doughty Trahan had just started as Cultural Worker at Summit Community Foster Care when she came up with the idea for the program, which aims to give […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2019105 Views

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Alectra provides funding for Outward Bound to offer leadership adventure programming to underserved youth in Hamilton

May 10, 2019 Alectra Inc. is providing $75,000 over a three-year period to Outward Bound Canada for the expansion of its Urban Adventure Program for Underserved Youth into the Hamilton area. This initiative is part of the company’s AlectraCARES Community Support Program. Planned activities that will be funded by Alectra’s investment include: An afterschool program […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2019150 Views

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MB Government: Province Announces Summer Youth Job Opportunities

May 10, 2019 The Manitoba government is offering summer employment opportunities for students and youth, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “The Manitoba government’s summer employment programming provides students with invaluable experience and skills to prepare them for the workforce,” said Goertzen.  “Job centres across the province are opening their doors for the […]

by pnationtalk on May 10, 201989 Views

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Tenth Anniversary Of Youth Mentorship Program Gives Northern Students Learning Opportunity

May 7, 2019 The Provincial Capital Commission is hosting a group of high school students from northern Saskatchewan for the 10th annual Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program. “After 10 years, the Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program remains a great learning opportunity for young, eager students,” Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission Ken Cheveldayoff said. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201973 Views

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Federal Funding Announced for Trent Program that Empowers Indigenous Youth in Science, Indigenous Knowledge

Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science to receive $120,000 in NSERC funding over three years A Trent University program that empowers youth to recognize the importance of both Indigenous and Western knowledge when approaching scientific exploration has received federal funding of $120,000 over three years. Trent Aboriginal Cultural Knowledge and Science (TRACKS), an educational program […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201977 Views

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National youth week working in partnership with Thunder Bay Indigenous youth initiative – CBC

May 03, 2019 National youth week and youth arts week have returned to Thunder Bay, Ont., and this year the city has launched the events in partnership with a new initiative aimed at offering safe spaces for young Indigenous people. The Wake the Giant initiative asks Thunder Bay businesses to display signs that signal they’re […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201959 Views

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IRC: ISR Youth Funding Challenge

MAY 01, 2019 The Regional Youth Advisory Group (RYAG) is a group of inspired youth across the ISR who work to provide ongoing consultation and recommendations on issues that improve and enhance programs relevant to the cultural well-being and quality of life of Inuvialuit youth within the framework of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement (IFA). One […]

by pnationtalk on May 2, 201980 Views

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Dragons’ Den audition already a success for Indigenous entrepreneurship students, says program co-ordinator – CBC

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program ‘really sets us up for success’ May 01, 2019 What began as a pilot project five years ago to help increase Indigenous youths’ interest in entrepreneurship has now become a platform for businesses run by Indigenous youth in the Treaty 6 area — one that may see them appear on a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201967 Views

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4-H Canada and Canada Service Corps Expanding Collaboration

From: Employment and Social Development Canada New activities include mental health support development May 1, 2019 Ottawa, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Canada’s future prosperity depends on young Canadians getting the experience and skills they need to succeed. Today, at the 4-H annual Citizenship Congress, Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019164 Views

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Government of Canada launches Youth Conversations on Gender Equality

From: Status of Women Canada May 1, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department for Women and Gender Equality 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 2019109 Views

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Paper Excellence supports the Outland Youth Employment Program

RICHMOND, BC – Paper Excellence Canada has contributed a $25,000 donation to BC’s Outland Youth Employment Program (OYEP). The donation supports the First Nations program which provides an opportunity for First Nations youth to gain skills and exposure to forest industry opportunities. “With many of our facilities neighbouring First Nations, we believe in establishing relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201986 Views

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Filling big shoes – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Apr. 29th, 2019 It takes thousands of steps to walk around the Great Lakes and a young advocate plans to do just that. Fourteen-year-old Autumn Peltier of Wiikwemikoong Unceded First Nation has been named Chief Water Commissioner by the Anishnawbek Nation, made up of 40 First Nations including those in the local area. Peltier says […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019128 Views

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You have to wrap your arms around them’: Sask. man recognized for work with Indigenous youth – CBC

Sean Lessard began life in Saskatchewan foster homes, is now a tenured University of Alberta professor Apr 28, 2019 Sean Lessard believes a cup of tea can change everything. That’s why he had 250 of them. Lessard, a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in north-central Saskatchewan, wanted to do something about the high […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 2019125 Views

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Youth Reconciliation Council aimed at future leaders: board members – Kenora Daily Miner

April 28, 2019 If you were to ask Will Landon to break down the term reconciliation, he would tell you it means repairing damaged relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — while building new ones. Twenty-five-year-old Landon and 24-year-old Jacob Boutwell are board members of a new, city-supported Youth Reconciliation Council, an offshoot of Azhe-mino-gahbewewin/Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201984 Views

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Active youth pushing for change in mental health system – The Sarnia Journal

April 26, 2019 A picturesque sunset can be more than a likeable post on Instagram. “It’s that shining moment at the end of the day — even on the bad days — that you made it through,” said Lindsay Kirkland, a member of Voices of Youth, a youth engagement committee with St. Clair Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201968 Views

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YT Government: Pilot program promotes youth entrepreneurship

The Government of Yukon is providing däna Näye Ventures with $94,545 for the Youth Entrepreneur in Residence pilot program that will promote entrepreneurship and help young Yukoners develop business skills. Heather Dickson has been appointed as the program coordinator by däna Näye Ventures for the duration of the pilot, which ends on March 31, 2020. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 2019315 Views

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Canada World Youth is pleased to offer international development internships for Indigenous youth who want to volunteer in Peru!

Canada World Youth is pleased to offer international development internships for Indigenous youth who want to volunteer in Peru! Canada World Youth is launching its fourth edition of Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program, a 6-month international development internship, including 4 months in Peru.  Through participation in overseas development projects, and access to training and […]

by pmnationtalk on April 25, 2019492 Views

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