"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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Fitting into a new classroom or school can be a challenge for youth, so trying to fit into a new country takes that challenge to a whole new level. That’s exactly what Grade 10 Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) student Ella had to do when her family moved from her home country of Finland to Winnipeg in early 2020. Thankfully, she got connect... read more ›
Starting in 2019, the True North Youth Foundation’s (TNYF) Camp Manitou embarked on a significant $8.5 million expansion. Now nearing completion, 2022 summer campers are being introduced to the new amenities and activities which include a 2.6-acre custom-made lake complete with a dock and boathouse on a new parcel of land that will provide camper... read more ›
Activities like canoeing and fishing may seem inaccessible to many Manitoba youth, but each summer (and year-round) Camp Manitou brings sport, adventure and traditional camping activities to youth who would otherwise not have the chance to take on these new challenges. The camp may feel like a place far away from the city but being five minutes ... read more ›
Prior to the True North Youth Foundation assuming operations of Camp Manitou in 2014, seven service clubs - Cosmopolitan Club, Kinsmen Club, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, Optimist Club, Rotary Club, and YMCA-YWCA of Winnipeg - ran the camp and impacted thousands of youth starting in 1930. To acknowledge those many years of hard work in developing the c... read more ›
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