Youth Life Promotion

Michelle Sutherland

Phone; 705-272-4497 Ext. #257


Program Description:

The Youth Life Promotion program is founded on principles of self-determination and cultural reclamation for urban Indigenous youth. A core aspect of Youth Life Promotion are Youth Culture Camps. The camps will provide youth with access to water and land-based activities. One-to one supports will be provided to individuals to prepare them for participation in group based activities as required.

Another core aspect of Youth Life Promotion involves facilitating access to and knowledge exchanges with Elders and traditional knowledge keepers. These knowledges and ways of being are inherently active and will blend learning with being on the land.


To support the wholistic development and provide a continuum of care services for youth at-risk, including addressing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and well-being.


1) Gain access to supports to nurture and sustain mental well-being;

2) Access new ways of knowing, understanding, problem-solving and decision-making;

3) Be immersed in Indigenous knowledges and ways of being;

4) Gain access to ceremonies, medicines, languages, teachings and traditional foods; and,

5) Gain access to water and land-based skills and cultural practices.


Target Audience:

For this program, youth are defined as 13-24 years of age, however flexibility exists for each Friendship Centre to decide specific age ranges based on local demand or need.


For Information regarding the Youth Program, contact...

Phone; 705-272-4497 Ext. #257    Fax; 705-272-3597



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