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Government of Canada supports Ki-Low-Na Friendship Centre’s work with urban Indigenous youth

From: Department of Justice Canada August 13, 2019 – Kelowna, British Columbia – Department of Justice Canada To make a positive difference in the lives of urban Indigenous youth involved with the criminal justice system, intervention and rehabilitation programs need to be culturally relevant and appropriate. Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201913 Views

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B.C. youth launches podcast to talk about experiences in the foster care system – APTN News

August 12, 2019 Jordan Williams grew up in British Columbia’s foster care system, and she’s talking about it. The 19-year-old Victoria teen is the host of a new podcast called the “The Kid Advocate,” which is hosted on B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth website. “I have a story to tell and I want to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201921 Views

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MNBC: Newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee

On July 28th members of the newly formed Métis Mental Health Youth Advisory Committee met for the first time in Vancouver – with Métis youth from across the province coming together to share their passion for positively impacting Métis mental health. Representing a broad range of perspectives and experiences, youth members worked together during this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201919 Views

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Seeking Sea to Sky youth for sustainability project – Squamish Chief

July 21, 2019 Applications welcome until July 31 from locals aged 16 to 30 interested in Fraser Basin Council program As recent Squamish climate change protests, rallies and school presentations have shown, Squamish has some engaged young people who care passionately about the environment and their community. This opportunity might be right up their alley. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201944 Views

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Study links trauma from residential schools to overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in care – CBC

UBC study found descendants of residential school survivors at higher risk of ending up in care Jul 04, 2019 New research conducted at the University of British Columbia is shedding light on the relationship between residential schools and the modern day child welfare system. Brittany Barker, a postdoctoral fellow with the BC Centre on Substance […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 201980 Views

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LNG Canada and CWB Welding Foundation announce new summer welding camps for youth

Building off the success of our pilot welding camp earlier this year in Kitimat, B.C., we’re excited to announce the dates and locations of Arx and Sparx, our welding camps for youth. Our partner, CWB Welding Foundation will deliver week-long camps to introduce Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, aged 11-17 years old, to the welding trade […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201988 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, 201942 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, 201944 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, 201950 Views

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BCAFN Youth Forum: March 29 – 31, 2019

March 18, 2019 The BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Youth Representatives will be hosting a Youth Forum on March 29-31, 2019 at the Westin Wall Centre, Vancouver Airport, 3099 Corvette Way, in Richmond, BC. The session is intended to bring together BC First Nations Youth to dialogue around priorities and strategic approaches with respect […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 201964 Views

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