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NL Government: Applications Now Open for Premier’s Youth Council

November 15, 2022 The Provincial Government is inviting young, innovative, community-minded Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to apply for a seat on the Premier’s Youth Council. The Premier’s Youth Council is comprised of 25 youth between the ages of 16 to 24.  It provides the valuable perspective of youth to the Premier, ministers and senior government officials […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 202236 Views

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Mi’kmaw non-profit connects Indigenous youth with jobs of the future

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency November 10, 2022 Atlantic Canada’s First Nations population is one of the fastest growing and youngest in Canada, with a median age of 33. Despite this, research shows that only 1.5 per cent of people working in Atlantic Canada’s digital industry are Indigenous. The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office of Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 202240 Views

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Advocate’s first recommendation monitoring report stemming from the Youth Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Services Review

03 October 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Child, Youth, and Seniors’ Advocate Kelly Lamrock has found that although New Brunswick has increased the funding and training for mental health services in the past year, the long-term plan is still too vague. His finding was included in the first update his office submitted on the government’s implementation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202243 Views

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Lennox Island farmers’ market run entirely by youth to launch in August – CBC

Jul 28, 2022 Youth will learn entrepreneurial and gardening skills as part of pilot program A new farmers’ market run entirely by Indigenous youth is slated to open in Lennox Island, P.E.I., later this summer. The market will be the culmination of a six-week pilot program meant to teach Indigenous youth entrepreneurial and gardening skills. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202268 Views

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Reducing barriers for Atlantic Canada’s rapidly growing Indigenous youth population could help ease labour challenges and benefit Indigenous communities

July 14, 2022 HALIFAX – Indigenous youth are a growing share of the workforce in Atlantic Canada. However, they face unique challenges that limit their labour market potential. APEC’s latest report examines Indigenous youth labour market trends and education, training, and employment opportunities in Atlantic Canada. The population of Indigenous youth in Atlantic Canada is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2022204 Views

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NB Government: Milestone legislation to modernize protection and support for young people received unanimous support

10 June 2022 FREDERICTON (GNB) – Milestone legislation to modernize the government’s efforts to ensure the well-being of young people received unanimous support from all members of the legislative assembly today. “The Child and Youth Well-Being Act sets provisions for children and youth apart to better protect them, to provide enhanced support services for children […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 202286 Views

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NS Government: New Youth Council to Advise Minister

A new Nova Scotia Youth Council for Agriculture will advise the Minister on advancing agriculture and agri-food production as viable career and business opportunities for young people. Council members were announced in Truro today, May 19, and held their first council meeting. “I look forward to the conversations I will be having with these representatives […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 202277 Views

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NS Government: Investment Supports Mental Health Peer-Support Training for Youth

The government is providing a one-time investment of $100,000 to the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Society to expand their peer-support training to more young people. Forty teenagers and young adults will participate in the Peer Outreach Support Services and Education (POSSE) Project, a youth-driven, harm reduction, peer training and outreach program for people ages 15 to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 2022212 Views

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Qalipu FN: Youth Summer Employment Program 2022

January 31, 2022 Qalipu First Nation (QFN) Department of Education and Training have reopened employer application for their 2022 Youth Summer Employment Program (YSEP)! Program Objective The Youth Summer Employment Program is a partnership between the Government of Canada and QFN that provides Indigenous Youth with an opportunity to gain employment with local employers during […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2022140 Views

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Elsipogtog youth group aims to develop future community leaders – CBC

Jan 27, 2022 Project leader says change requires a do-it-yourself approach The founder of a youth leadership project in Elsipogtog First Nation wants young people to get involved politically and help shape the future of their reserve. Tamara Joseph created the Next Generation Leadership Project in November to work with young educated Mi’kmaq and spur […]

by ahnationtalk on January 27, 202299 Views

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