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

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201976 Views

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 inclusive places for Indigenous youth to visit, and as a way to help young people feel more welcome in the community.

The launch of youth week, held at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School on Monday, aimed to bolster the initiative’s role, and to recognize youth as having a “powerful and unique” impact on the city.

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