Indigenous Youth Opportunties Program

Province: Manitoba, Alberta


Date: June 2021 to December 2022

On June 21, 2021, the Indigenous Youth Opportunities Program launched! This program supported Indigenous Youth who desire to lead mental health and wellness programs within their community. By providing grants to candidates, True North Aid helped to empower youth to express and articulate their own wellness journeys through interest-based activities;ranging from the arts, music, sports, totraditional, cultural and land-based healing strategies. Participants were selected through an application process and are guided by mentors throughout the duration of the program. The pilot included 7 youth who were mentored and supported to make their dreams a reality.