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


"Providing underserved youth in Manitoba the opportunities they need to fulfill their ultimate potential."


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.


Camp Manitou hosts second annual Winter Camp

by Adrian McMorris

Safe-guarding an egg before dropping it 40 feet, building up a pile of snow only to plow through it on a toboggan and taking on the staff in friendly 5-on-1 hockey games – maybe not all typical outdoor winter activities, but at Camp Manitou, it’s all about variety, learning and fun. Those were just a few of the activities kids took part in dur... read more ›

Welcome to Winnipeg introduces new Canadians to winter sports

by Jason Friesen

Despite temperatures nearing -30 degrees Celsius, a group of Canadian newcomers received a very warm welcome to their new home on Saturday, Jan. 11. The welcome for a group from the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) didn’t come from the frigid weather of course, but from the friendly staff at Camp Manitou for the We... read more ›

Puck luck

by Krista Sinaisky

It may have been beginners luck, but Kaylynn Kusugak is crediting hockey for a big win that made Christmas 2019 extra sweet for her family of six. The Rankin Inlet resident made the chance decision to enroll her 12-year-old son Payton Kabluitok in the Bell MTS Iceplex Challenge Cup over the holidays which led to Kusugak and husband Eugene Kablui... read more ›

TNYF sweetens Winnipeg Jets 50/50 pot on Dec. 23

by TNYF Staff

Just in time for the holidays, the True North Youth Foundation (TNYF) will “Sweeten the Pot” at the Winnipeg Jets home game on Monday, Dec. 23 when the Jets take on the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. CT. As a “thank you” to fans, the foundation will sweeten the pot by contributing $20,000 to the opening amount. The TNYF is the charitable a... read more ›

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