Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth

Do you have an idea for an exciting youth project that will help people, animals or the environment in your community?

Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is pleased to announce that we are offering small grants of up to $500 for projects to be developed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups/communities that make a commitment to being part of the Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Program. Your projects should take positive action to help people, animals and the environment.


Health : Invitation to Aboriginal Training: An Aboriginal Mental Health Learning Experience

kidsLINK is pleased to announce the Aboriginal Mental Health Learning Experience for MCYS Central West Region, aimed at increasing participants' knowledge and skills specifically related to the delivery of mental health services to Aboriginal People. Participants will also learn about the intergenerational impact of trauma upon Aboriginal people and communities.

The Learning Experience has three components:

3 days of workshops in April (2 Sessions to choose from)
3 webinars between May and June
A self-study program


Shannen's Dream

Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream - safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward.

Make a difference

Find out how you can give First Nations children the same chance to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and proud of their cultures.

Child and Youth Mental Health Matters conference

Child and Youth Mental Health Matters conference
May 6-8th, 2012
Vancouver, BC

This is very advanced notice, but looks like an excellent conference.
The organizers have combined three conferences into one:

  • The First National Parental Mental Health Conference,
  • The First International Young Carers Congress and
  • The Third International World Congress on Children of Parents with Mental Illness