"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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It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when the puck dropped for the very first Bantam Bowl between two Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA) minor teams at Camp Manitou’s outdoor rink on November 24. To mark the inaugural outdoor league game between WJHA Bantam White and WJHA Bantam Blue, True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) Executive Director, Dwayne G... read more ›
The St. James-Assiniboia Hockey Academy (SJAHA) and the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities joined hands to teach kids the alternate sport of sledge hockey. The hockey academy has a few students who are in sledges every day during practice and SJAHA wanted to show all the students what hockey is like closer to the ice with everyone on the same... read more ›
As students progress through the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy, they spend less time on the ice and focus more on their studies and volunteer hours as they get closer to graduation. Students volunteer through Winnipeg Harvest, Habitat for Humanity and helping out with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Winnipeg. ... read more ›
Lorraine Koch started selling 50/50 tickets at Winnipeg Jets games in 2013 because she'd "seen the growth from kids in all of the Youth Foundation's programs," and wanted to do her part. Koch speaks fondly of the 'regulars' in her section who only buy from her, either out of superstition or as she puts it because 'they have some of the biggest hear... read more ›
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