Actions and Commitments

Call to Action # 66: Youth Programs (66)

Budget 2024 – Empowering Indigenous Youth

April 16, 2024

Call to Action 66 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls 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.

Since 2019, the government has been working with Indigenous Youth Roots, a national youth-led organization that collaborates with communities to provide grants and programming related to leadership, skills, and reconciliation for Indigenous youth.

  • Budget 2024 proposes to provide an additional $12.5 million over two years, starting in 2024-25, to Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada to support the Indigenous Youth Roots organization to identify and partner with Indigenous-led organizations. This will ensure the continued delivery of programming to empower Indigenous youth, as recommended in Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action 66.