Indigenous Youth Voices
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The project

The Project

Indigenous Youth Voices initiative is led by Indigenous youth for Indigenous youth. The Minister of Indigenous-Crown Relations and Northern Affairs seeks direction from Indigenous Youth Voices, to formulate a report and recommendations on the implementation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 66:

We call upon the federal government to establish multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation, and establish a national network to share information and best practices.

The network will consist of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth aged 30 and under. We invite Indigenous youth, youth councils, groups and organizations to unite and work together with the common goal of having our voices heard. Our focus is not on drawing attention to any one particular youth issue, but on connecting existing visions and amplifying the perspectives and priorities that they represent and include them into the report and recommendations. 

"Our realities are important, and despite being the most vulnerable people in this country we are also the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Our priorities matter. Our solutions matter."

To read more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and its 94 Calls to Action, we invite you to visit their website and read their final reports.

To best inform our work we also seek Indigenous youth literature which may be in the
form of reports, strategies or any published information that can be emailed at: research@indigenousyouthvoices.com.

If you have any input you can also complete and share our short survey.