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We Matter Announces COVID-19 Support Fund for Indig. Youth Mental Health

by pmnationtalk on May 19, 202035 Views

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

We Matter Announces COVID-19 Support Fund for Indig. Youth Mental Health

May 15th, 2020 – The We Matter team is excited announce the immediate launch of the #IndigenousYouthRise: COVID-19 Support Fund. The COVID-19 Support Fund is a unique grant that provides Indigenous youth in Canada ages 13-30 with up to $500 for online projects that will help support their peers during the pandemic. Our organization recognizes the mental health impacts encountered by Indigenous youth, their families and larger communities over the last few months; however, this new program will help to alleviate some of those effects by providing some tools and support that will help Indigenous youth shine as leaders in their community by promoting life, hope, culture and strength.

wemattercampaign.org/supportfund

More About We Matter

We Matter is an Indigenous-led and youth-centered organization and registered charity dedicated to Indigenous youth support, hope and life promotion that operates nationally in Canada. Our mission is to communicate to Indigenous youth that they matter and create spaces of support for those going through a hard time while fostering unity and resiliency. This is done through our founding project, the We Matter Campaign which is a national multi-media campaign in which Indigenous role models and allies from across Canada submit short videos, written and artistic messages sharing their own experiences of overcoming hardships, and communicating with Indigenous youth that no matter how hopeless life can feel, there is always a way forward. Along with other We Matter resources and initiatives such as Toolkits (Mini, Support Workers, Teachers and Youth) and lesson plans to facilitate dialogue with Youth; the #HopePact; the Ontario Support Network; the Ambassadors of Hope; our annual Facebook & We Matter #HopeForum gatherings with youth and now the COVID-19 Support Fund.

Please contact:

Modeste McKenzie
National Grant & Policy Coordinator, We Matter
C: (306) 420-0083
E: modeste@wemattercampaign.org

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