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.

City of Calgary Youth Employment Centre

www.nextsteps.org is the City of Calgary's Youth Employment Centre website.

Here you will find tips and workshop info on figuring out the best career path for you, finding a job, getting a job and keeping a job!

All the employment and career counselling services at the Youth Employment Centre are FREE for youth between 15 and 24 years old. Free services include use of a fax machine, Employment Counsellors, photocopiers, job boards, Internet and computer access, hiring and career fairs, workshops and their resource area.

They also have an Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker who specifically helps Aboriginal youth with career planning, resume writing, job searching, interview techniques etc.

Click here to go to the Aboriginal Youth page and to get the contact info for the Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker.

After School Program Embraces Aboriginal Programming

In this article from Alberta Sweetgrass, Sharon Goulet talks about several different after school programs in Calgary that focus on teaching different elements of Aboriginal culture, from painting and sculpture to ceremonies and teachings with elders.

If you live in Calgary and want to see what programs are available in your area, go to www.calgary.ca/afterschool, select search by "program type" and select "culturally-based programs". You will find a list of all the city's culturally-based after school programs with the location and a brief program description.

Alberta Sweetgrass - April 2010

AfterSchool program embraces Aboriginal programming

By Sharon Goulet

Sweetgrass Writer

A new Calgary-wide initiative for youth, aged 6 to 16, is providing information and access to a variety of quality, supervised and fun after school activities focusing on Aboriginal culture.

Currently, six Aboriginal programs are bing offered in different locations throughout the city through the Calgary AfterSchool program which is avilable free of charge to Aboriginal you between the hours of 3-6 p.m.

Aboriginal Buddies, provided by the YMCA off Calgary, offers opportunities to participate in activities that promote Aboriginal culture, heritage and traditions...

Click here to read the rest of the article.

VICC Hosts Huge Youth Conference

Vancouver Island Conference Centre will host 1,200 delegates for the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres' Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth conference

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2012 from March 20-23, 2012. The 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Nanaimo, British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw peoples at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, The Coast Bastion Hotel and The Port Theatre. This year’s theme is “A Generation on the Move”.

Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24 are invited to take part in a dynamic conference that will focus on many important issues including Health, Language, Culture, the Environment, Employment, Education, Sports and Recreation. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive Career and Education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered.

If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please email Della Preston at dpreston@bcaafc.com


The Alberta Aboriginal Youth Achievement Awards

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.
Nominees must be Alberta Métis, First Nations or Inuit youth from 10 to 30 years of age. Join us in nominating and celebrating important new role models for today’s aboriginal youth. Nomination packages are now being mailed out to select individuals and organizations throughout Alberta.Nomination packages may also be submitted by any family member, organization, school, local official or individual from the nominee’s community. The deadline for submission is May 20, 2011. Download our free nominations package today.For more information, visit http://aayaa.ca/ or call (780) 423-2237. Thank you!

(re-posted from http://www.nationtalk.ca/modules/news/article.php?storyid=41893)