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
.
…
BUY 50/50

OUR MISSION

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


OUR STORY

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.



LATEST NEWS

TNYF 12 Days of Giving – Day 3: Giving youth the chance to make their own impacts

by Jason Friesen

The impacts that the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) makes on youth are significant, and though you can see the difference being made during their on-ice, tutoring and after-school programming, the true sign of real impact is when students exhibit that growth away from the program. For siblings Brendan (a 2021 WJHA graduate), Cam (Grade 10),... read more ›

TNYF 12 Days of Giving – Day 1: Giving youth a chance at a fun and exciting camp experience

by Jason Friesen

The thud of an arrow striking the bullseye. The whiz of a zipline. The scratch of fingers clamouring for the next rock on a rock wall. Though we hear many sounds in a day, these sounds are unique to a summer camp. And though Manitoba youth could hear those sounds at any number of camps in Manitoba, few camps are as accessible as Camp Manitou, bo... read more ›

Project 11 high school pilot giving teens place to share their stresses and emotions

by Jason Friesen

Life can be stressful for teenagers. Or to say it in their terms, “the stress is real”. That phrase may get thrown around lightly, but it’s still true. Grade 12 student Brooklyn can attest to that. “Over the past few years my anxiety got increasingly worse and trying to balance my social and academic life got overwhelming. In my Grade... read more ›

Chase the Ace draws impacting youth at TNYF and beyond

by Jason Friesen

There’s nothing more important to the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) than empowering potential in Manitoba’s youth. Though they reach as many students as they can through the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, Project 11, and Camp Manitou, they’re fully aware that they cannot be alone in that mission. Many other local organizations strive f... read more ›

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