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Child and Youth Mental Health Matters conference
This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of mental health with young people and parents and other stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences related to child and youth mental health. There are three themes woven through the conferences: Parental Mental Health, Children of Parents with Mental Illness and Young Carers.
This first ever gathering of this nature will provide a forum for focusing on the needs of young people and families as they struggle with issues related to mental health concerns across the generations. The overall goal of the concurrent conferences is help us develop a common language and understanding of the needs of young people and families. By bringing together people from diverse backgrounds we hope to enrich our collective knowledge of mental health strategies, best practices and the latest research in order to improve outcomes for young people and families. Our goal is to create at the conference a community of practice that spans the three themes where we can each share our knowledge and support while we discuss areas of mutual interest and concern.
For more information, please visit: http://www.interprofessional.ubc.ca/ChildandYouthMentalHealth.htm
The New Relationship Trust and the First Nation communities realize the importance of our youth. Accordingly, the NRT Board of Directors identified youth as a strategic priority. Our youth provide the key to a healthy and vital future. The ongoing support and participation of this group is essential to strong, healthy nations.
The New Relationship Trust allocated $250,000 for 2011 to assist British Columbia First Nation youth in their communities.
Who Can Apply?
For the purpose of this initiative, capacity building is defined as enhancing knowledge, abilities, skills and processes in such areas as:
Examples of Ineligible Expenses or Projects:
Maximum Initiative Contributions:
Applications and proposals can be delivered by mail, fax, emailed or dropped off in person.
Applications mailed to:
Faxed to: 604-925-3348
or E-mailed to: ARose@nrtf.ca
Only one application will be accepted per youth group/community.
Application Checklist (Please submit all documentation in application):
For more information and the application package please go to http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-groups-organizations/yout...
The Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards is once again looking for the best and brightest Alberta Métis, First Nations and Inuit youth. Nominate an outstanding young achiever in any one of six (6) junior or six (6) senior award categories. Winners will be announced September 23, 2011, at the Francis Winspear Centre in Edmonton.
(re-posted from http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=41893)
Whitehorse—Yukon youth will have a new resource to help them discover their career options, Education Minister Patrick Rouble and Skookum Jim Friendship Centre President Nelson Lepine announced today.
“The Department of Education is proud to partner with Skookum Jim Friendship Centre to help youth across Yukon identify the right career choice, and realize their full potential,” Rouble said. “This three-year pilot program will open doors through education and awareness.”
The Youth Employment Centre, located in the Skookum Jim Friendship Centre, will provide employment services such as career planning, counselling, work placements and mentorships for youth aged 16 to 30. The centre will also co-ordinate with community partners to offer training in life skills, resume writing, job search and interviewing skills.
“Together with our partners, we will offer youth an opportunity to pursue the career of their dreams,” Lepine said. “To our communities, we offer a growing, vibrant and untapped workforce made up of Yukon youth—youth who will have the opportunity to show our communities that they can be successful when provided the tools and support to pursue their dreams.”
A key component of this project is outreach. Career counsellors will actively seek out youth to talk with them about career plans and life skills training. In addition to providing services in Whitehorse, the centre has a mobile component to serve communities across Yukon. There will also be subsidies available for employers matched with youth who are seeking to gain on-the-job experience.
The Education department is providing $300,000 per year for three years; $100,000 from the Canada-Yukon Labour Market Agreement and $200,000 from the department’s Youth at Risk fund. The Canada-Yukon Labour Market Development Agreement provides funding to support people who are often excluded from the labour force, including First Nation people, older workers, youth, social assistance recipients and people with disabilities.
The SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence are a celebration of achievement by Saskatchewan Aboriginal youth in ten categories:
1. Outstanding Achievement
5. Community Service
7. Sports and Recreation
8. Fine Art/Performing Arts
For more information on what is required in each of the categories, please see the website here.
Nominations for these awards are open to any youth who...
Anyone can nominate a youth (except parents). But, each nomination must be supported by two references: community leader, educator or elder, not related to the youth. Also, youths can only be nominated in one category.
To nominate someone you must send in:
Note: All documents or pictures submitted will become property of the Wicihitowin Foundation and will not be returned. All documents or pictures must be submitted together at one time.
Mail, fax, or e-mail everything to:
SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence
Deadline for application is Midnight, April 8, 2011
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