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Creation Community Grants Program
Creation is a multi-level funding program that supports strengths-based, community-focused and youth-led projects taking place in communities across Canada.
Grassroots youth groups/collectives (comprised of Indigenous youth ages 15-29) are eligible to apply for funding to support community programs and projects while receiving innovative mentorship, training and capacity-building opportunities.
The Indigenous Youth Policy School (IYPS) provides space for Indigenous youth (aged 18-29) to engage with peers through interactive sessions on a local and national level.
The School is a tuition-free program with no academic or professional requirements. Youth can be at any level of learning and understanding about policy (brand new to policy, or with a baseline); we will help ensure everyone starts at the same place.
The space was designed for youth to explore Two Spirit culture and history from futurist, peer-led perspectives, where they could learn beginner skills in a patient environment and make their very own regalia.
The pilot program was a response to the need for social connection at the onset of Covid-19 and the need for more culturally inclusive spaces for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer youth.
Workshops for Two-Spirit and queer-Indigenous youth aged 18-29, living across Turtle Island.
We designed an intentional space that explores Two Spirit culture and history from futurist, peer-led perspectives that celebrate the unique cultural roles and gifts of Two-Spirit people while focusing on healthy spirituality and self-care activities. In a Two Spirit-led environment structured around acceptance and lateral kindness, participants have the opportunity to complete guided, yet customizable short crafting projects in a live workshop setting.
IYR is a registered charity that provides Indigenous youth led leadership, learning and experiences to every youth that participates in our programs. We provide programming, grants, and opportunities that are grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and being.