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BladeRunners prepares youth at-risk for work

July 23, 2021 VICTORIA – Young at-risk and unemployed British Columbians who are looking for help starting a career will receive a boost, thanks to a multi-year government investment in the BladeRunners program. “The COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affected the employment opportunities of young British Columbians,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202132 Views

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Canada creates 1,297 internship opportunities for youth building a cleaner future

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – Vancouver, British Columbia Young Canadians are concerned about their futures, which is why they are leading the charge to create a healthier planet, with cleaner air, cleaner water, and good jobs now and for generations to come. As we rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 202150 Views

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BCAFN: Youth & Climate Change Engagement Session

Date July 14, 2021 Starts at 10:00 am Address Online via Zoom Contact Patricia Rojas Caro – [email protected] Cheyenne Arnold-Cunningham – [email protected] Josh Kioke – [email protected] REGISTER Go to the BCAFN Youth website for more details. The First Nations Leadership Council is working on a BC First Nations Climate Strategy and Action Plan and is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202116 Views

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Calling all Métis Youth in BC: Join our Sub-Committees

Calling all Métis youth in British Columbia between the age of 15 to 30 years old: are you interested in joining a Métis Youth sub- committee? This initiative is funded through the Indigenous healing and rebuilding funding stream of the Civil Forfeiture Office. The Métis Youth BC (MYBC) Committee has developed Métis youth sub-committees to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202116 Views

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FNLC Sickened by Findings in Ombudsperson’s Report “Alone: The Prolonged and Repeated Isolation of Youth in Custody”

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is appalled to learn of the disturbing and cruel conditions faced by young people in BC’s youth custody centers, including the use of prolonged solitary confinement measures, with almost no oversight and accountability, and note that a disproportionate number of these […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 202122 Views

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Ombudsperson calls for sweeping changes to separate confinement of youth in custody

June 15, 2021 Victoria – Following a three-year investigation Ombudsperson Jay Chalke finds the use of separate confinement in B.C.’s youth custody centres is unjust, unsafe and disproportionately impacts Indigenous youth. In a special report released today titled Alone: The Prolonged and Repeated Isolation of Youth in Custody, Chalke calls for changes to the province’s youth […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202121 Views

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Skye’s Legacy: Representative urges MCFD to focus on ‘belonging’ for Indigenous children

June 10, 2021 VICTORIA – The life and death of Skye, a bright, young First Nations girl who “bubbled with energy” as a child, illustrates just how critical it is for children in government care to feel connected to family, culture and community, says an investigative report released today by British Columbia’s Representative for Children […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202134 Views

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MNBC: Registration now open for Living Life to the Full for Métis Youth

MNBC’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions is excited to be offering two FREE summer cohorts of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s program Living Life to the Full for Métis youth ages 13 to 18. Please complete the survey below to request registration in MNBC’s Youth Living Life to the Full courses. Please note that completing this […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202170 Views

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New Mid-Island Indigenous youth work placement program seeks employer partners – Chemainus Valley Courier

May. 13, 2021 So far, more than 60 youth from Qualicum Beach to the Malahat are participating in the program A Vancouver Island family services program has launched a work placement program to empower Indigenous youth from Qualicum to Malahat to seek employment and develop job skills. Team Lead Tim Harris said that Kw’umut Lelum’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202129 Views

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MNBC: Submit a short video to celebrate our youth during COVID-19

MNBC, the Ministry of Health and Métis Youth BC are inviting you to submit a short video to say thank you to all the Métis working on the front lines of the pandemic.Youth from ages 15 to 30 make up a large portion of the workforce in essential, public- facing industries like hospitality, retail, personal […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 2021143 Views

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