"Providing underserved youth in Manitoba the opportunities they need to fulfill their ultimate potential."
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The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) consists of three core programs, Camp Manitou, Project Eleven, and Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy.
These programs empower underserved youth in our community to achieve their potential through consistent health, wellness, and activity programing that integrates into their school curriculum from kindergarten to grade twelve. The TNYF works closely with its team of motivated board members, True North employees, and our professional hockey teams and venues (Bell MTS Iceplex and Camp Manitou) to provide youth a positive, engaging and nurturing environment to grow.
While supporting youth, TNYF collaborates with external partners in business, government, education, and other sectors to reach more youth, more often in our community.
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Tobie’s journey from learning hockey skills to employment, graduation, and scholarships Tobie was uneasy when he joined the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) in Grade 5. “I was pretty nervous at first as none of my friends were in the program. My parents encouraged me to try and hockey turned out to be fun.” Tobie has remained committed s... read more ›
The Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks are Central Division rivals, but they shared another connection in March when Chicago’s Inner-City Education (ICE) program headed north to join the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) for a weekend of team building and cross-cultural interaction. An official partner of the Chicago Blackhawks, the ICE pr... read more ›
The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) launched its Away Game 50/50 Program on April 14th, allowing fans in Manitoba to purchase 50/50 tickets for the Winnipeg Jets at Minnesota Wild playoff away game, and all other away games this season, in support of TNYF and its youth-centred programs. TNYF has worked with the Liquor and Gaming Authority (L... read more ›
Project 11 students score big by having NHL and AHL players visit their classroom. Being able to share the Project 11 lessons and classroom activities with their hockey heroes, helps youth realize the importance of mental wellness beyond the classroom. They learn some of the ways that players deal with different pressures and stressors as well as t... read more ›
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