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Child and Youth Advocate releases investigative review involving deaths of 12 young people – Office of the Child and Youth Advocate of Alberta

Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed an Investigative Review and is publicly releasing the results of the review as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. The Advocate learned of the deaths of 12 young people, including two brothers, who died from opioid poisoning between October 2015 and September […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201813 Views

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First Nations youth grow cultural and culinary knowledge through gardening program – CBC

Jun 18, 2018 Indigenous kids in northeast Calgary are using food to learn about themselves A program for First Nations youth in Calgary is using food as way to help kids learn more about themselves while trying their hands at gardening. The Girls and Boys Clubs of Calgary runs the Iiyika’kimaat program as part of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201817 Views

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AB Government: Meet the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council

Jun 14, 2018 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement to congratulate students selected for the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council: “I am pleased to announce that selection for the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council is now complete – and the list of all 33 council members is posted on the Alberta Education website. “Students in […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201819 Views

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‘Aged out’ youth look to help improve the system in Edmonton – APTN News

May 1, 2018 Young adults between the ages of 18 to 25 are taking part in a first of its kind symposium in Edmonton. They will have an opportunity to help improve the child welfare system by telling their stories about what works, and what doesn’t work. Read More: http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/01/aged-out-youth-look-to-help-improve-the-system-in-edmonton/

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 201832 Views

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First Nations youth to meet in Edmonton for first-of-its-kind conference on child intervention system – CBC

‘Transitioning into independence, that can be a real vulnerable time’ Apr 30, 2018 Kiana Cardinal’s best friend used to come over to her family’s house to play. They would do normal things, like annoy Cardinal’s older sisters and then take off running and laughing to the trees outside, where they’d try to build forts. Then […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201836 Views

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Government of Canada-funded opportunities for youth in Calgary

April 10, 2018            Calgary, Alberta           Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. That’s why the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, highlighted a local project today that gave youth in Calgary job […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201849 Views

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13-year-old beauty queen from Alberta First Nation raising awareness about youth suicide – CBC

‘My best friend committed suicide last May … I want to prevent this from happening to anyone else’ A 13-year-old beauty queen from a central Alberta First Nation is raising awareness about youth suicide after the death of her best friend. Shareena Ermineskin, from the Montana Band in Maskwacis, had originally wanted to enter the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201843 Views

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Awards to recognize youth, Indigenous heritage – Government of AB

Mar 15, 2018 Two new categories have been introduced as nominations open for the 2018 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation (AHRF) Heritage Awards. Awards recognizing the contributions of youth in support of heritage preservation and appreciation, and projects protecting and showcasing the heritage of Alberta’s Indigenous peoples will be presented along with awards for heritage conservation, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201879 Views

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Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates – Statement regarding Indigenous child welfare

TORONTO, Jan. 31, 2018  – Following last week’s emergency meeting on Indigenous child welfare in Ottawa, convened by Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) has issued the following statement: As independent child advocates from nine provinces and two […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201867 Views

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We Matter and Facebook host first national #HopeForum

Indigenous youth from across the country gather for forum on healing and life promotion OTTAWA, Jan. 15, 2018 – On January 21 and 22, Indigenous youth representing every province and territory will attend the first ever #HopeForum to address the suicide crisis impacting their communities. The two-day forum, hosted and facilitated by We Matter and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201853 Views

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