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Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre August 2011 Workshops

The following workshops are happening in August 2011 at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre:

August 8, 2011
10:00/11:00am – 4:00pm
“Wellness Workshop – Topics surrounding the Residential School”

August 10, 2011
11:00am – 1:00pm
“Anger Management workshop” for youth ages 15-29

August 23/25, 2011
11:00am – 1:00pm
“Money Skills - Youth Financial Literacy Skills” for youth ages 15-29

August 30 and Sept. 1, 2011
11:00am – 1:00pm
“Money Skills - Youth Financial Literacy Skills” for youth ages 15-29

All are welcome to join, but seating is limited, so please call (604)251-4844 to reserve your seat for any or all of these workshops.

Does your Friendship Centre, organization, group or program have upcoming workshops or training relevant to First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis youth? Email us (info@honouringlife.ca) and let us know and we'll post it here on our blog and on our twitter and facebook pages!

Nominate A Youth From Your Community!

Entry Deadline Submission June 30, 2012

In an effort to highlight Aboriginal youth initiatives and successes, CANDO features a National Youth Panel at our Annual National Conference & AGM. This event features Aboriginal youth who are pursing and speaking their ways of success in areas of education, working within the field of Aboriginal economic development and/or as individual entrepreneurs. Previous youth panelists have been involved in employment and entrepreneurial ventures such as: a sports wear company; fresh water bottling and catering businesses, a Vice President of an Internet company, an artist and writer who owns a comic book publishing company, an Outfitting company, Outdoor garden center craft store owner, Outdoor Adventure Company, Fashion Designer, First Nations Snowboarding Team Coordinator and Aboriginal Diabetes Outreach Program worker to name a few.

Each year CANDO selects six Aboriginal youth participants. Once all submissions have been received, the CANDO Board, Conference Committee and CANDO Staff select the youth based upon their strengths, their initiatives, their accomplishments, their entrepreneurial spirit of launching their careers, and their participation within their communities. Successful applicants will be notified no later than two weeks after the nomination deadline.

Please download the complete nomination form below to nominate a youth from your community for the 2012 National Youth Panel. Read more about the National Youth Panel.

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