Bridging Barriers: Youth Connecting Youth

native council of pei - youth connecting youth

The Youth Connecting Youth program brings youth aged 12-29 of all ethnicities and backgrounds together to learn and engage in Indigenous culture. The program is designed to teach youth about the importance of environmental, reconciliation, and decolonization practices. This program is entirely youth-driven; participants determine which programs and activities are delivered. The program coordinator acts as a facilitator and is there to help make these activities possible.

Youth members are provided with the opportunity to give back to the community by volunteering with service providers who partner with the Youth Connecting Youth program. The program coordinator and participants work together to identify and connect with service providers in each zone.

Participants meet monthly in each of the three Zones, in person or online through Zoom or Google Hangouts. The program is focused on creating cultural awareness between Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, allowing for connection with other youth in the community. A key component of this program is the creation of a video to engage participants in a discussion on their understanding of decolonization, reconciliation, and environmental issues.

Youth Engagement Coordinator
Phone: (902) 629-1541