Honouring Life Network Blog

Welcome to the HLN Blog! Here you will find postings about news items, positive youth programming across the country and beyond, job postings, resources, websites, scholarships/awards, research funding and other things that we think might be relevant to youth or youth workers visiting our site. If you’re looking for something specific, check out the tags at the end of each post and on the right-hand menu. The HLN blog should be interactive, so please feel free to leave a comment about any of the postings, or to email us if you have an idea for an HLN blog posting.

New Inuit Specific Resource Centre

Inuit Specific Suicide Prevention Resources

This section of the Honouring Life Network highlights some key Inuit specific suicide prevention resources for your use. More resources are available in English in the Resource section of the Honouring Life Network.
Check it out here

Aboriginal Youth Diversion Program Coordinator

Aboriginal Youth Diversion Program Coordinator (full-time)

Are you a team player with a passion for working with Aboriginal youth? Do you thrive in a team environment where you are valued, challenged and supported? Are you ready for a role that will allow you to connect youth with culture and help them uphold the Seven Grandfather Teachings? Do you have experience working with youth who have been in conflict with the law? If so, then this opportunity is for you!

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic primary health care to First Nation, Métis and Inuit people living in Ottawa - one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Aboriginal communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Aboriginal values of balance, respect and community interdependence.

As an Aboriginal Frontline Worker with a post-secondary diploma or degree in a human services curriculum, combined with four years of social services experience with at-risk youth, we encourage you to consider this exceptional opportunity.

Purpose of Position
To assume a hands-on role in the development and implementation of a culturally-appropriate diversion and early intervention program for urban Aboriginal youth (aged 13-18), as well as assist in the diversion of youth and their families from the statutory child protection and youth justice systems.

For more information CLICK HERE!

Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Project Development Grants

Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Project Development Grants

The Roots & Shoots team has witnessed the dedication and teamwork of groups who give back to their communities and has recently decided to assist groups in their achieving their objectives.

Roots & Shoots is pleased to announce that we will be offering small grants of up to $2000 for projects to be developed by First Nations, Inuit and Métis groups/communities who are part of the Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth Program.

Made possible with the generous support of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, grants will be provided to groups who demonstrate an existing commitment to Roots & Shoots for Aboriginal Youth and express a clear plan for executing community action projects.

Criteria for consideration:

  • You are an existing Roots & Shoots member (If you are not a member please visit http://www.rootsandshoots.ca/ to join). Please note: applications will not be considered unless you are a member group.
  • You belong to a First Nations, Inuit or Métis group or organization (grants will not be provided to individuals).
  • Your projects will have a positive impact on a community issue related to people, animals or the environment. Preference will be given to projects that address more than one area of interest.
  • You have submitted a fully completed application form

Deadline for submission:
Wednesday, March 23rd by 5 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

All grant recipients will be expected to submit a final report within 6 months and 10% of the grant will be withheld until the final report is received.

For more information and a copy of the application form, please contact the Aboriginal Project Coordinator, Tanya Muthusamipillai at: aboriginal@janegoodall.ca.


Call for submissions to Young Aboriginal Women's Creative Essay contest! DEADLINE March 25, 2011

The Aboriginal Women's Leadership Circle for Women's Worlds 2011 invites young Aboriginal women across Canada to submit their written, artistic, or otherwise creative submissions to attend Women's Worlds 2011. We greatly value the participation of young Aboriginal women and would like to hear directly from YOU about why you want to be there!

For contest guidelines and how to submit contact: aboriginalyouth@womensworlds.ca

Deadline to submit: Friday March 25th, 2011

3 grand winners to be awarded an honorarium of $1,5000 (one young First Nation woman, one young Inuit woman and one young Métis woman) plus the
opportunity to present their essay at Women's Worlds 2011.

7 winners to be awarded an honorarium of $1000

This contest is in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health
Network to ensure direct Aboriginal youth leadership and engagement.