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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, 201878 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, 201892 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, 2018107 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, 201893 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, 2018100 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate (AB) releases Annual Report

November 27, 2017 Edmonton…Del Graff, Provincial Child and Youth Advocate, released the 2016-17 Annual Report of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA). This year’s Annual Report provides a summary of OCYA activities during the past year, and reflects on how far the organization has come over the first five years as an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2017150 Views

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First Nations youth debate natural resource development at Calgary conference – CBC

Gathering is intended as one part of a larger debate about industry on traditional lands Nov 21, 2017 First Nations youth and industry were rubbing shoulders at the Grey Eagle Casino on Tsuut’ina land on Tuesday, discussing resource development on traditional territory. Stephan Fournier — the associate director of the northern and Aboriginal policy group […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 201799 Views

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OCYA report: Children’s Services minister responds

Children’s Services Minister Danielle Larivee issued the following statement in response to the Child and Youth Advocate’s Special Report Speaking OUT, released today: “We thank the Advocate for taking the time to thoughtfully engage with vulnerable LGBTQ2S+ youth across the province, and for his valuable recommendations highlighting opportunities to strengthen the ways we support these […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201780 Views

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OCYA-AB: Advocate releases Special Report on LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and justice systems

November 20, 2017 Edmonton…The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) has completed a Special Report on the experiences of LGBTQ2S+ youth in the child welfare and youth justice systems and is publicly releasing the results and recommendations as outlined under the Child and Youth Advocate Act. “LGBTQ2S+ youth still experience higher levels of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 2017134 Views

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Media Advisory: RCMP National Youth Engagement Week at Depot

REGINA, Nov. 7, 2017 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is pleased to invite members of the media to National Youth Engagement Week activities at Depot. This initiative provides the opportunity to 32 Grades 11 and 12 students from all over Canada to attend the RCMP Academy to learn about and experience the work of an RCMP officer. The youth will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 201782 Views

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