Cape Breton Indigenous communities receive youth grants – Cape Breton Post

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Cape Breton Indigenous communities receive youth grants – Cape Breton Post

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 2019188 Views


Youth-led projects in Eskasoni, Potlotek, Membertou and We’koqma’q are among those receiving grants in support of initiatives in small- and medium-sized communities across Canada.

The Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and RBC Foundation announced funding of up to $15,000 to youth applicants in eight Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada.

As a part of the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, grants are being made to youth-led projects in 150 communities across Canada. The goal of the program is to shift the power to young leaders making positive social or environmental change in their communities, while gaining valuable skills and experience.

“We were very encouraged with the youth engagement demonstrated by the number of applications received and the quality of the projects proposed,” Chris Googoo, executive director for UICF, said in a news release. “Indigenous youth have shown keen insight into community challenges with proposals that offer land-based healing initiatives, empowerment of women and youth, and tackling food insecurity and inequality.”

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