The Sedin Family Foundation sponsored 15 First Nations youth and their chaperones to attend the Gathering Our Voices Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Conference in Richmond, BC. To kick off the week the foundation, with support from the Vancouver Canucks, hosted the Port Hardy group and representatives from Boys & Girls Clubs Canada at the March 17th Vancouver Canucks’ game.
The is a national event launched in 2013 and held annually. The goal of the conference is to provide Canada’s indigenous youth with the tools to work towards a better future by improving themselves and the world in which they live. Over the course of four days, up to 1,500 delegates participate in ceremonies, workshops and engaging, informative and educational experiences that allow them to connect with their peers and exchange ideas with other communities across the country.
The sponsorship is part of our recent initiative in Port Hardy, BC. In December 2017, the Foundation funded a partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC) and the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre to bring BGCC’s national parenting program, Parents Together, to the city.