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

Team atmosphere and support of WJHA inspires grads as they move on to new challenges

by Jason Friesen

The experience of being on a team is powerful among youth. The camaraderie built by working towards a common goal is appealing at a time when friendships, acceptance and belonging are integral. That team atmosphere is one way that the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) draws students into its program and is why so many students stick with the prog... read more ›

Graduating WJHA scholarship winners ready to put program lessons to the test

by Jason Friesen

Through all the tests, exams, essays, and projects that school brings, the goal is to prepare students for life after graduation. The aim of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) is to teach students lessons that complement the high school curriculum so they can find more success beyond the classroom. Some of those lessons are more direct, suc... read more ›

Moose forward Kamerin Nault hopes to inspire Project 11 students through candid mental health discussion

by Jason Friesen

Who better to bring the conversation around mental health to life than community role models? Project 11 has been operating on that notion since the program began by having Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose players join them for in-person classroom visits. Since the onset of the pandemic, those have transitioned into virtual visits, but the pract... read more ›

Camp experiences and adventure are woven into new Camp Manitou Director’s DNA

by Jason Friesen

Camp Manitou’s new Director, Audrey Hicks, is no stranger to adventure. As a kid growing up in Medicine Hat, Alta., she and her brother would regularly take off on their bikes in the morning, explore new areas and find hills to climb, only returning home in the evening. Hicks had plenty of organized recreation experiences too. Throughout he... read more ›

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