"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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The main message of the NHL’s Hockey is for Everyone campaign is in the name itself – to ensure that the sport of hockey is a place where everyone can feel welcome regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. In February, the focus of that convers... read more ›
When the Nnah family – consisting of mother Ugo and her three sons Anointing, Divine, and Winner – moved to Winnipeg from Nigeria in 2013, they had never seen snow. You can imagine the shock for Ugo when her three boys said they wanted to learn to play hockey after encountering the sport on an outdoor rink. Not only was it a shock, but it pr... read more ›
Camp Manitou is well-known as a place where youth can learn new skills, from wall climbing and fire making to finding courage and relationship building. Not normally among those skills are things like camp maintenance or operating machinery but under the guidance of camp’s Facilities & Grounds Manager Jim Proulx, some youth have had the chanc... read more ›
Project 11 has been supporting youth and teachers on the topic of mental health since inception and teaching them the importance of being there for each other along the way. Though the program is often the one offering support, it wouldn’t be able to function without the help of others. One of those contributors to Project 11 in the past year ... read more ›
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