First Nations youth are the largest and fastest growing population within the province of Ontario. With over 50% of the First Nations population between 15 – 29 years old, it is critical to strengthen and support efforts for youth development and empowerment at all levels. In First Nations communities, our national identities are solidifying even in the face of economic challenges.
FOUR YEAR SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIC PLAN 2010 – 2013
YOUTH COUNCIL DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT
The primary purpose of the toolkit is to provide support to the youth in First Nations who are interested in establishing and running effective youth councils. The toolkit can be also be used to support the ongoing development and operation of existing youth councils in the First Nations communities.
FIRST NATIONS OUTSTANDING YOUNG ACHIEVERS
INDIGENOUS YOUTH ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS & YOUTH ENGAGEMENT BUNDLE
From April 2011 to March 2012, five (5) youth led engagement forums were held in five different Indigenous territories to facilitate youth input in the design and content of a framework and policy on youth engagement.
PRESENTATIONS & YOUTH SYMPOSIUMS
The OFNYPC holds an annual youth symposium. Find information and summary reports on previous symposiums here.
The OFNYPC are actively involved in Special Chiefs Assemblies and All Ontario Chiefs Conferences, ensuring the youth voice is heard, and encouraging youth inclusion and engagement. They serve as co-chairs, facilitators, mentors and moderators on issues impacting youth at the regional meetings.
The Ontario First Nations Young Peoples Council (OFNYPC) is the official youth voice for First Nations in Ontario. Established in 2004 by the Chiefs in Assembly, we are mandated to be a unified voice for First Nations youth on all matters related to youth affairs.
CONTACT THE YOUNG PEOPLE’S COUNCIL
Are you an Indigenous youth? Are you looking for an opportunity to connect with other youth like yourself? Want updates on current events?
Then check out the Ontario First Nations Young People’s Council Facebook page.