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

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 ›

Minor hockey start-up provides return to second home for WJHA student River

by Jason Friesen

With minor hockey starting up again this fall, it feels like a homecoming of sorts for many young hockey players. Among those is River, a 13-year-old Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) student who plays on the U15 Rockets A1 minor team. Getting to go to rinks to watch River play again, Joanne, River’s mom, can’t help but feel the same way. ... read more ›

Winnipeg Jets 2021 virtual Gala on Dec. 1

by TNYF Staff

The Winnipeg Jets Gala will again take place virtually from the comfort of viewers’ homes on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and will feature renowned illusionist Darcy Oake, performing interactive illusions with the virtual help of Winnipeg Jets players. The annual event is in support of the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) and its mission to empower th... read more ›

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