Message from the chair
Welcome to the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation
We are a Charitable Foundation under the Income Tax Act of Canada.
Our primary objective is to champion activities that will improve lives and provide greater opportunities for the Children and Youth throughout Arctic Canada.
I encourage you will take some time to browse through our web-site, visit our facebook which we are developing as a primary vehicle for engaging with the youth to better identify and understand their realities.
Additionally you may find opportunities to partner with us in reaching our goals or developing new initiatives. Through our members and Directors, ACYF provides informed advice for effective engagement of northern interests at all levels of national and international child policy development and implementation. Through research data, ACYF can assist in identifying gaps and priority areas. Through partnership, ACYF can develop, initiate and manage programs appropriate to our dynamic culture and geography.
And finally, through this web-site, donations are accepted and partnerships can be developed to help build a stronger future for our Arctic children and youth, and for a stronger Canada.
Read our ACYF Newsletter
Read the newsletter here! (pdf)
Check us out in the Nunatsiaq News!
ACYF Annual General Meeting
Download our AGM report here. (pdf)
Playing to Strength – What has been happening…….
Between September – December Arctic Children and Youth Foundation (ACYF) Staff traveled to 3 regions to present a power point presentation to youth in grades 11-‐12. Communities visited included Nain, Inuvik, and Rankin Inlet. A presentation was also given to the first year Nunavut Sivuniksavut students here in Ottawa. Due to weather our visit to Kuujjuaq was completed in January 2013. We were able to speak with over 145 youth in each of these communities.
October 2012 two new staff members were hired for the Playing to Strength Project, Stephanie Etuangat, Project Assistant and Jess Tagoona, Web/Forum designer.
Click here to read more (PDF)
Click here to read more (PDF)
Our Forum launches today! Make an account and win an iPAD!
The ACYF Discussion forum has launched today! Create an account and participate while at the same time you automatically enter in into our contest to win a brand new iPad!
Listen to some Audio Clips on CBC about us!
Arctic Children and Youth
Chairman message, Playing to strength
I am pleased to say Our Foundation is embarking on an exciting new program “Playing to Strength” that we believe will make a difference in the lives of Arctic Children and Youth, and the northern community in general.
“ Playing to Strength”,gives the Foundation a morefocused approach than we have had in the past and we are delighted that the Government of Canada through the Department of Human Resources and Skills development has committed to invest five hundred thousand dollars into the program over the next three years.
The program will be a moderated and accountable arctic wide, youth discussion that plays to the strengths of Arctic Children and Youth. It will be designed and operated on the knowledge that in terms of today’s internet technology and mentality, Arctic youth are on an equal footing with their counterparts in other parts of the country and the world. They have “tuned in” to the new technological world and the ACYF believes that is a strength that we can and should build on....