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Twenty-three groups receive funding to support marginalized youth

The backgrounder section in this news release has been updated. Yukon youth will benefit from nearly $89,000 awarded to 23 community groups through the Youth Investment Fund. Groups receive funding for a variety of arts, recreation and educational programming, including horseback riding, cycling and a teen mentoring program. The Youth Investment Fund provided $89,000 in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202010 Views

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RCYBC: Report predicts increased youth mental health struggles related to COVID-19

VICTORIA – COVID-19 will have significant mental health consequences for B.C. children and youth, a report released today finds, concluding that the pandemic creates a critical need for government to invest in B.C.’s over-stretched and underfunded child and youth mental health services system. COVID-19 and the Impact on Children’s Mental Health, by Simon Fraser University’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202012 Views

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Sask. researchers plan to work with Indigenous youth to fight bullying – CBC

‘This is such an important, important issue,’ researcher says Nov 18, 2020 Bullying and violence among young people can have serious consequences, including depression and anxiety, with both the victim and the bully at risk of suicide, according to the University of Regina. Now researchers involved in a new project want to study bullying and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 202034 Views

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Project seeks bullying, violence solutions through Indigenous youth input – Regina Leader-Post

“I just have this sense that when we listen to youth, when we provide them with the resources needed to share their stories, to come together and brainstorm about their community needs and wants, that they can really teach us a lot.” By listening to youth in Saskatchewan’s northern communities, Raven Sinclair believes the interconnected […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 202026 Views

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Pilot project pairing tech mentors with Indigenous youth – CTV News

November 9, 2020 KITCHENER — A pilot project is pairing tech mentors with Indigenous youth to help create a local talent pool and open doors to future opportunities. ‘I’m just grateful for the opportunity to increase Indigenous representation in the STEM fields,” mentee Kodiak Jackson said. Jackson is studying math at the University of Toronto, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202035 Views

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nêhiyawak Language Experience Launches New Youth Program to Strengthen Cree Language and Identity

November 9, 2020 nêhiyawak Language Experience Launches New Youth Program to Strengthen Cree Language and Identity (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) — nêhiyawak Language Experience is ready to launch a new program aimed at strengthening proficiency in nêhiyawêwin – the Cree language – among Indigenous youth and, in doing so, strengthen their sense of connection and identity. “An […]

by pmnationtalk on November 9, 2020269 Views

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Climate Action Fellowship targets young Yukon First Nations

November 6, 2020 This is a joint news release with the Council of Yukon First Nations, Assembly of First Nations Yukon Region and Youth Climate Lab. A local initiative is recruiting young people for a 20-month fellowship in which they will assist in the creation of a Yukon First Nations Climate Vision & Action Plan. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 202052 Views

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Montana Cree Nation councillor pledges support for youth programming – St. Thomas Times-Journal

October 30, 2020 Reggie Rabbit is a newly elected Councillor for Montana Cree Nation with a two-year diploma in criminal justice from Bow Valley College and a graduate from Grant MacEwan University Aboriginal Police Studies program. Rabbit is starting his three-year term in a great way and leading by example. He is following through on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202082 Views

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OCYA_AB: Child and Youth Advocate Releases Annual Report

Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2019-20 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s annual report provides a summary of OCYA major activities during the past year, and looks ahead at how the OCYA plans to strengthen its services so that young people in Alberta […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2020142 Views

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MKO encourages youth to join Manitoba’s Youth Advisory Council on Climate

The province has opened another selection process for membership to the Youth Advisory Council on climate. Council members will: Be Manitoba residents; Ideally be between 15 and 25 years of age as of December 1, 2020; Represent the diversity of Manitoba and Manitobans; Be knowledgeable of issues related to the Climate and Green Plan; Demonstrate […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 2020105 Views

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