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Indigenous youth in Alberta hit hard by pandemic measures – Windspeaker

December 20th, 2021 “Many children, particularly those in rural and northern communities were facing additional problems related to housing issues, food insecurity, a lack of access to technology to help with online learning, and caregivers who were stretched beyond their limits.” — Dr. Kelly Schwartz, University of Calgary By Shari Narine Local Journalism Initiative Reporter […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202174 Views

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AB Government: Child and Youth Well-being Review panel submits report

The Child and Youth Well-being Review panel has submitted recommendations the government based on research and feedback from Albertans about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. The panel, co-chaired by Matt Jones, MLA for Calgary-South East and Rebecca Schulz, Minister of Children’s Services, worked to understand the social, psychological, educational and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2021142 Views

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Calgary Concert for Classrooms event to help Indigenous youth – Global News

November 1 2021 The 7th annual Peter Burgener Memorial Fundraiser Concert for Classrooms even this Friday will raise funds for the CIRCLE program, which empowers Indigenous youth by connecting their classrooms with Indigenous athlete mentors. The charity’s mission empowers children to thrive socially, emotionally, and academically through the mentorship and mindsets of world class athletes. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202170 Views

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Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M., residential school warrior, sets sights on new Weengushk Film Institute on Manitoulin Island empowering Indigenous Youth

Established in 2002 by Dr.Cheechoo, the renowned James Bay Cree artist, actor, and filmmaker, Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is one of Canada’s most meaningful centers of learning. The first of its kind, this non-profit centre educates and inspires Indigenous and diverse youth with its logistics programming integrating creative and life skills. Dr. Cheechoo, a residential […]

by pmnationtalk on August 12, 202193 Views

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Improving the mental wellness of Alberta’s youth

Up to $7.3 million will support the expansion of youth mental health hubs, which provide young Albertans with a one-stop shop for services that improve their mental health and overall wellness. “Improving youth mental wellness is a top priority for Alberta’s government. Youth mental health hubs are a tremendous example of how community partnerships and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2021101 Views

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AB Government: New app helps young adults transitioning out of care

In partnership with the Government of Alberta, Native Counselling Services of Alberta is launching an app to support former and current youth in care navigate the adult world. Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth and young adults can download the free Connections app to access information to help make the transition into adulthood a little easier. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 202198 Views

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Mentors being sought for Indigenous youth throughout Alberta – The Star

June 21, 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day June 21 is an opportunity to celebrate and reflect, in part, on the past. But Tanya Tourangeau, who has been working as the Indigenous engagement lead for Alberta Mentorship Partnership (AMP) for the past six months, believes it’s also the perfect time to bring awareness to the current […]

by ahnationtalk on June 21, 202196 Views

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Child and Youth Advocate releases follow-up report on youth opioid use

June 16, 2021 Edmonton… Alberta’s Child and Youth Advocate has released a follow-up report on youth opioid use. Renewed Focus: A Follow-Up Report on Youth Opioid Use in Alberta explores what has changed since the Advocate’s first report on this issue was released in June of 2018. The Advocate is calling on government to develop […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 2021178 Views

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Community-led research focuses on holistic well-being of Indigenous youth – UCalgary News

Northern Alberta project is led by one of 20 promising new postdocs joining UCalgary in 2021 When Dr. Jennifer Markides arrives in northern Alberta later this year to begin her new research projects, she won’t know what those projects are going to look like — and that’s how she wants it. “Working with Indigenous communities […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 2021172 Views

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Local Indigenous youth hope to use a Calgary mobile skateboard park to change lives – Globalnews.ca

Skate parks are popular places in Calgary and city has built many permanent structures over the years to meet the demand. But a group of local indigenous skateboards who say the sport changed their lives are taking action to fill the void on reserves. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/7510146/local-indigenous-youth-hope-to-use-a-calgary-mobile-skateboard-park-to-change-lives

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2020162 Views

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