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.
Why “In Progress?”
The Government announced on Sept. 3, 2019 an Indigenous Youth pilot project delivered by the Canadian Roots Exchange that incorporates some of the recommendations from the final report submitted to the government by the Indigenous Youth Council (three youth advisors representing the voices of Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth with recommendations on how Indigenous youth want Call to Action # 66 implemented). The government did not, however establish one of the key recommendations: establishing “Indigenous Youth Voices” as a permanent, arms-length, non-profit, national agency with a mandate to inform, implement, and build on the TRC C2A # 66.
Significant deletions from official federal government response
Deleted all reference to the Indigenous Youth Council and their mandate.
From Discrimination to Meaningful Work
From Discrimination to Meaningful Work: A Look into the Status of Urban Indigenous Youth Employment
The findings in this report are targeted for employers to better understand how to meet the needs of Indigenous employees and how to maintain good……
June 14, 2022
Ceremony and Transitions: Culture-Based Approaches
Identify proactive programs for restorative justice opportunities for youth
Government will engage with Indigenous leaders and communities to identify proactive programs, such as the Outland Youth Employment Program, that could provide restorative justice opportunities……
November 19, 2019