"Providing underserved youth in Manitoba the opportunities they need to fulfill their ultimate potential."


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.


Learn to Play offers more than skating skills

by Jana Sklover

The True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) recently embraced a new NHL initiative for children who have never been exposed to the game of hockey. Children between the ages of 8 and 9 are carefully chosen to by the school division to attend the program once a week for ten weeks at their local community arena. The children are provided with free equipmen... read more ›

Camp Manitou Continues to Expand

by Andrea Geary

Twelve cabins now nestle in the woods at Camp Manitou offering overnight accommodation for 120 guests. The cabins each contain bunk beds for 10 and two single beds for staff or adult supervisors. The pine interiors include skylights as well as overhead fans and they can be heated. A pathway system will connect the cabins and a picnic/bonfire area w... read more ›

The Magic of Camp Manitou

by TNYF Staff

Camp Manitou is about fun, friends and connecting with nature. And for many it's about building self-confidence. According to long-time supporter and True North Youth Foundation board member John Bock. "What the kids simply need is someone to believe in them." Mr. Bock has been a backbone of camp as he has played a major role in its success o... read more ›

Camp Manitou Introduces Overnight Camp

by Kait Flett

Camp Manitou is gearing up for its fourth summer of operation under the leadership of the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF). This summer will be the first time that Manitou offers the opportunity for campers to sleep away from home. The cabins will be in use two nights a weeks, giving many young campers their first overnight experience while allow... read more ›