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Youth anti-stigma program resonates with Indigenous communities

 

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 10:25am

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Students at CMHA summit

CALGARY, Alberta-Imagine having a teepee room in your school with elder volunteers taking turns being available for students. This is a reality, thanks to the HEADSTRONG program.

Across Canada, youth are coming together to lead HEADSTRONG anti-stigma events. Alberta is at the forefront, hosting nearly half of the 30 summits planned for the 2018-2019 academic year. The youth-led gatherings are particularly resonating with Indigenous communities.

Since the launch of Canada's inaugural First Nations HEADSTRONG summit in Calgary in October 2016, Indigenous-focused summits make up close to 40 pe...



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