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Newly named SAJE supports offer youth in care a stronger path to adulthood

May 30, 2023 VICTORIA – Youth and young adults who have been in government care in British Columbia are receiving expanded supports through the newly named Strengthening Abilities and Journeys of Empowerment (SAJE) program. The name was chosen by the ministry’s Youth Advisory Council after online engagement. It reflects a positive approach that celebrates the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 202387 Views

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Victoria Native Friendship Centre raising money for youth housing in the city – CBC

May 22, 2023 Aims to raise another $1.3M to buy land for 45-unit building The Victoria Native Friendship Centre is trying to fundraise $1.3 million for a plot of land to build an affordable housing facility for Indigenous youth. The friendship centre is working on plans for a 45-unit building it says is badly needed. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 202368 Views

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Youth get opportunity to explore manufacturing careers

May 15, 2023 NANAIMO – Secondary school students and recent graduates will soon have access to short-term, paid work placements at local manufacturers through a new program designed to help build a future workforce. “Manufacturing is a growing part of our economy with 49,000 new job openings coming to the sector over the next 10 years. Now […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 202369 Views

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Generational change and boundless opportunity comes alive at this Indigenous panel discussion – Vancouver Is Awesome

Young Indigenous Leaders in Conversation is one of many highlights of the upcoming 2023 Indigenous Partnerships Success Showcase in Vancouver An unprecedented shift in the national learning landscape is coming to fruition, and it’s one that hasn’t been seen in generations. This is a pivot focused on opportunity, optimism and a sense of paying it […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202362 Views

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Funding will support Indigenous youth, leadership development

March 23, 2023 VANCOUVER – New funding will support the BC Association of Friendship Centres to expand access, education and training opportunities for Indigenous youth in B.C. during the annual Gathering Our Voices Indigenous youth leadership conference. “Gathering Our Voices helps Indigenous youth build their leadership skills and encourages them to dream big,” said Sheila […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2023188 Views

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Youth celebrate Hoobiyee in Vancouver after 3-year hiatus – cbc

Nisga’a new year celebration returns with in-person gathering Thousands of people gathered at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver on Friday for the first Hoobiyee gathering in three years. Hoobiyee marks a new season of harvesting for the Nisga’a Nation with the arrival of saak, a breed of eulachon fish that is a staple of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202371 Views

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Youth Leaders Program – FNHC Gathering Wisdom XII Forum

The First Nations Health Council aims to have youth participation at the Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey forum. The Youth Leaders Program is an opportunity for BC First Nations youth to attend the Gathering Wisdom XII Forum, learn from leaders around them, and take part in a provincial level dialogue on the health and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2023102 Views

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First rent supplements begin for youth from care in B.C.

Dec. 21, 2022 VICTORIA – Young people from government care have more support to make stronger transitions into adulthood because of $600-a-month rent supplements. Beginning this month, 797 young adults from government care began receiving monthly support through the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s new Rent Supplement Program. “We know that youth and young […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 2022118 Views

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Canada and the Witset First Nation partner to launch the Witset Youth Healing Lodge Project

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Support line for those affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people: For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. You can also access long-term health support services, such as mental health counselling, community-based emotional support, cultural services, and some travel costs to see Elders and traditional […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2022103 Views

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Friendship Centre youth team helps Indigenous young people overcome barriers – Times Colonist

Supports can include help making and getting to crucial appointments, assistance with resume writing and job applications, pregnancy and parenting support, and access to sports and recreation. Today’s Indigenous youth are tomorrow’s knowledge keepers. That’s the thinking behind the Victoria Native Friendship Centre’s Youth Services Team, which offers one-on-one support to help Indigenous youth ages […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 2022100 Views

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