Youth Programs & Services
About Youth Programs and Services
The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is committed to developing and delivering programs and services that address the unique needs of Métis youth in Alberta, so they may feel inspired and empowered to move the Nation forward.
Youth are the future of the Nation, and it is important to involve them in vital decision-making, where they can offer fresh perspectives and ideas. Youth have a hunger to connect with their culture and community. The MNA’s Department of Youth Programs and Services has led many initiatives to address this need and ensure all Métis youth in Alberta feel a sense of belonging to both their community and their Métis roots.
Youth Programs and Services helps build lasting relationships among Métis youth and facilitates cultural connection through provincial initiatives: Youth and Seniors Gathering, Alberta Métis Fest, On the Land camps, Headstrong mental health summit, Youth Conferences, and much more. The department also works with six Regional Youth Coordinators (RYCs) to provide Cultural Enrichment programs, Life Skills programs, and weekly youth groups in every MNA region!
For information on Youth Programs and Services in your area, please contact your Regional Youth Coordinator. Click on their names to get to know them better!
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Not sure which region you’re in? Check out this map as a reference.
For additional information, please contact:
780-455-2200 ext. 249
Provisional Youth Council
The Métis Nation of Alberta’s Provisional Youth Council is the proud representative of Métis youth within Alberta.
The Council consists of six (6) appointed MNA youth aged 18-30, as well as a chair who is elected by the Council. Members of the Provisional Youth Council have been working since 2015 to represent Métis youth voices in Alberta and work towards developing a framework for the future elected MNA Youth Council.
The Provisional Youth Council works closely with the MNA Youth Programs and Services Department; they help inform the development of MNA programs and services for Métis youth, as well as participate in consultation, bringing forward the needs, challenges, and unique perspectives of Métis youth.
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