On National Aboriginal Day, June 21, 2021, True North Aid was excited to launch the Indigenous Youth Opportunities Program (IYOP). Since then, IYOP has awarded 7 grants to youth from across central and western Canada!
Indigenous Youth (13-30-year-olds) from across Canada will be invited to apply for a grant (from $250 – $1,000) towards boosting their initiatives and projects.
All strengths-based projects: from arts, music, sports, to traditional and cultural or uniquely crafted- are welcome!
BONUS marks for ideas that helped Youth uncover their personal Superpowers! Whether you are a musician, carver, sculptor, landscape, or beading artist; community organizer or designer/music DJ… we want to hear from you! Tell us how you used your Superpower for your own wellbeing and wellness.
o Your own strength(s)-based activity
o Sports- based: baseball, hockey, skating, lacrosse, fitness classes, weightlifting workshops.
o Indoor Activities-hobbies club; board games club, sewing/quilting/bead making/dream catcher/moccasins/curtain/dresses clubs and workshops.
o Outdoor Activities-canoeing, fishing, and camping groups
o Performing Arts- based -learning an instrument, acquiring new language, singing, dancing, cooking classes, start up a business, or writing a book.