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New centre for Indigenous youth breaks ground in Calgary – CBC

Mar 26, 2024 Project a ‘dream come true’, says executive director On a chilly, sunny morning in Forest Lawn, members of Calgary’s Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth took the first steps toward the construction of a new youth centre, a project that they say has been 15 years in the making. “[It’s] truly a dream […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202426 Views

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First Indigenous Youth Centre in Calgary to Begin Construction

From: Indigenous Services Canada March 25, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta – Indigenous Services Canada Addressing the local needs of urban Indigenous youth through the mobilization and collaborative participation of regional communities and partners is reconciliation in action. Today the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY), a Calgary-based, Indigenous-led not-for-profit organization, celebrated the groundbreaking of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202432 Views

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Kainai youth ring in new year in Ottawa at cultural gathering – Lethbridge Herald

January 17, 2024 A lucky group of young people from the Kainai Tribe got to ring in the New Year in Canada’s capital city as part of a gathering organized in collaboration between Kainai Children’s Services Corporation and Three Things Consulting. Soar into 2024 offered participants the opportunity to form connections, share in cultural activities, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202439 Views

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Giving power to the community:’ $22M drug prevention effort targets Calgary youth – CBC News

Dec 19, 2023 Planet Youth approach relies on local data and accountability to ensure efforts work Despite the outreach programs scattered across Greater Forest Lawn, Surafiel Kibreab has been watching high school students in his community fall through the cracks. He says many are newcomer kids who come to Calgary after five to six years […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 202346 Views

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Award-winning framework gives a voice to Indigenous youth transitioning out of care – Windspeaker.com

December 4th, 2023 “A lot of funders, they’ll put certain stipulations about evaluation in funding agreements that are pretty black and white. They’re numbers based and they don’t always capture the full story.” —Kirsty Choquette Kirsty Choquette has received an award for developing a framework that gives Indigenous children in care in Alberta a voice […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202354 Views

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Westlock FCSS to host Youth Conference Nov. 10 – Town and Country Today

November 3, 2023 Day-long event at Pine Valley Resort to focus on self-care and wellness WESTLOCK — There is still time for teens in Grades 9-12 to register for the Youth Wellness Conference being hosted by Westlock and District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) in the Pine Valley Resort at Tawatinaw on Friday, Nov. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 202358 Views

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Traditional values, youth representation among priorities for Stampede’s 2024 First Nations Princess – CBC

Oct 30, 2023 Margaret Holloway is the first princess from Stoney Nakoda in more than 20 years The Calgary Stampede’s 2024 First Nations Princess is a 22-year-old jingle dancer from the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Margaret Holloway grew up in Elbow River Camp on the northeast side of the Stampede Grounds. She hopes to represent Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 202360 Views

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New therapeutic foster care program looking for caregivers for youth – Alberta Native News

October 23, 2023 (ANNews) – The Edmonton-based Family Centre is thrilled to announce their newest program, ohpikîhakan. ohpikîhakan was developed to meet the holistic needs (mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional) of youth ages 13 – 17 in the care of Children’s Services. This program is part of a province-wide initiative called “Therapeutic Foster Care.” It is […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 202365 Views

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Calgary Police Youth Foundation donating 1,000 backpacks to Indigenous and marginalized students – Calgary Herald

Aug 22, 2023 The backpacks will also carry essential school supplies and various vouchers Amid the rising cost of living, the Calgary Police Youth Foundation is giving out 1,000 backpacks carrying school supplies and various vouchers to Indigenous and marginalized youth in Calgary. Along with essential school items, the backpacks will contain snack items, books, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 202394 Views

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Indigenous youth are ready to learn as national program heads to southern Alberta for the first time – CTV News

Aug. 3, 2023 LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – For the first time in its 24 year history, the Outland Youth Employment Program, or OYEP, has made its way to Lethbridge and southern Alberta. OYEP is a six-week work experience and post-secondary exploration camp for Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 and 18. “It’s very exciting for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 2023112 Views

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