ACYF receives support from RBC

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We are very proud and grateful to receive a donation from Wade Brown, Associate Portfolio Manager and Wealth Advisor at RBC Dominion Securities. We were lucky to be able to meet Wade on his visit to to Iqaluit for the Nunavut Trade Show. RBC has been a great supporter of our Foundation and we look forward to continuing our partnership in serving Nunavummiut. This funding will go towards our mental health programs and our initiative to develop the Umingmak Child and Youth Support Centre, a centre that will support children, youth and their families after a disclosure of abuse.  

A Donation from Across the Atlantic Ocean

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ACYF was recently contacted by an organization in Berlin, Germany, stating that they would like to donate the proceeds of their Canada 150 celebration fundraiser to our Foundation. To begin with, I was unaware that Berlin celebrated Canada Day, and so, was doubly appreciative that they decided to donate to us. Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft is a non-profit organization that promotes the economic, cultural and human-relations between Germany and Canada. Embassy Councilor David Ehinger accepted the cheque in the name of our organization, fromHolger Bockner who organized the celebrations, in Berlin. (Interesting fact: Holger is the founder of the Poutine Kitchen, and responsible …

Request for Proposals – Peer Leader Mental Health – Train the Trainer Program

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The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation (ACYF) is inviting qualified applicants to submit a proposal to develop content for the Peer Leader Mental Health – Train the Trainer program.   The scope of this project is the completion of a facilitator’s guide and participant workbook for the Peer Leader Mental Health program. It will include reviewing current program content, consulting with ACYF facilitator and Project Lead, and any suggested content or program improvements.   Submissions to undertake this work will be received until July 15, 2017 at 5:00pm EST. Proposal must quote “Peer Leader Mental Health – Train the Trainer …

Peer Leader Mental Health

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Expressing yourself is difficult, taking care of yourself and your friends is important and meeting people in your community that can help is key! These are the ideas that underlie our Peer Leader Mental Health program. This program was asked for by youth during our Umingmak Child and Youth Support Centre Feasibility Study, who stated they needed help dealing with trauma, both their own and their friends’. During the 3-day course, youth learn about historical, vicarious and personal trauma, ways to cope and express themselves and are connected with a strong peer network. They are also introduced to community members …

Coming Out As LGBT+ In The North (And How It’s Been for Me)

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In the past few years, life has changed for me in quite a number of ways. To start with, I was moved from my home in Ontario to Nunavut, in the arctic. It was quite a change on its’ own- going from hot, hot summers and fairly cold winters to cold air almost all the time. Along with that, after I moved up here, my life picked up in a number of ways; my passion for writing and drawing was picked up on and noticed by magazines and publishers, my health (both mental and physical) deteriorated, and I grew as …