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Advocates call on Canada to establish multi-year funding for Indigenous youth organizations – CBC

Apr 18, 2023

New report launched at side-event for United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous youth advocates are turning to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to put pressure on the federal government to better fund Indigenous-led youth groups.

Representatives from five Indigenous youth groups travelled to New York City this week to release a new report outlining the need for immediate next steps on the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Call to Action #66.

It calls for multi-year funding for community-based youth organizations to deliver programs on reconciliation and establish a national network to share information and best practices.

“We always hear about young people falling [through] the gaps… that’s what these community youth groups are really doing is catching folks before they fall between the cracks,” Gabrielle Fayant told CBC News.

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