Providing hockey programming to
keep kids connected to school.
Supporting teachers &
students with mental
health initiatives
Offering a summer camp
and outdoor experience.
Supporting teachers &
students with mental
health initiatives


"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.


Project 11 proves even more valuable for teachers, parents, and students amid COVID-19 pandemic

by Jason Friesen

The Project 11 program was built to help youth address mental wellness, and to give them a toolbox of methods to cope with stress and anxiety. Those stressors can range from an upcoming test to an argument with a friend. Now, however, with the COVID-19 pandemic flipping our daily routines on their heads, those stressors have shifted to kids feeling... read more ›

Camp Manitou programming update

by Krista Sinaisky

As our community navigates through this unprecedented and concerning time, please know that Camp Manitou is continually monitoring the situation and gathering information from health experts, government officials and the Manitoba Camping Association, which will guide our return to regular programming. We are cautiously optimistic that we will be... read more ›

Enjoy virtual Spring Break Camp

by TNYF Staff

To help bring some fun to our stay-at-home spring breaks, Camp Manitou is excited to present virtual Spring Break Camp from March 30 to April 3. Enjoy an activity that would have been part of the week’s daily themed programming online. Activities will be posted at at 9 a.m. daily and will be shared through Camp Manitou’s so... read more ›

A hop, skip and a jump

by Adrian McMorris

In 2014, Matt Edwards came from the other side of the world to teach in Winnipeg. Through a unique teaching exchange program, the Australian teacher swapped houses and jobs with a Winnipeg teacher at École Leila North School and since then he’s wanted his students back home to experience the heart of Canada he fell in love with. “I’ve bee... read more ›

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