From Scrap to Art
From Scrap to Art helps young Northerners in Cambridge Bay forge intergenerational connections, develop practical and artistic sills, and confidently approach their futures with goals and a sense of identity.
Spencer Bubis created a short film that shows the complex history, identities, intercultural relationships and systems that affect the relationship between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people in Winnipeg. “While we all know it will be a long and incredibly difficult process, we believe that film is one of the best tools to cultivate empathy within people.”
Spencer received a community service grant for his project from #RisingYouth.
Trades of Tradition
Trades of Tradition is helping to foster stronger, healthier communities by preserving traditional Indigenous knowledge. A network of young people came together to launch skill development initiatives in their own community. The program pairs youth with elders, rangers, drummers and seamstresses so they can learn traditional skills, build connections between youth and elders, and strengthen the cultural identities of participants.
Stackd offers a gaming player a matchmaking and events platform focused on creating safe and inclusive gaming experiences without the harassment and other toxic behaviour that sometimes happens online.
Dene Heroes Publication Project
Indigenous stories and history are often lacking in school curriculums in the north. A team of Indigenous youth led the annual development and publishing of a collaborative book about local Dene heroes. The books inspired Indigenous students, community members, and out-of-school youth to research and write about someone they admired of Dene descent. The project improved literacy and leadership skills while also providing employment for young people.
The Shape 7 project is a series of workshops with young people who seek to communicate the challenges/conditions that youth face as the nature of work changes in their cities/countries and the types of action they would like to see the public and private sectors take to support youth. These workshops will provide a snapshot of the vision young people have for the future of work and will be shared with the Senior leaders of the G7 community. Shape 7 are recipients of the #RisingYouth community service grant.
Katherine Homuth, Sheertex
Katherine Homuth was named one of Forbes Top 30 Under 30 and became a winner of the Governor General’s Innovation Award at the age of 30. She founded Sheertex, the innovative textiles manufacturing and e-commerce company behind the world’s first unbreakable pantyhose.
Xavier Bulman is a young entrepreneur in New Brunswick who created his own business called TreatLab which delivers customized artisan ice cream and customizable lids designed by the customer.
Joel Brennan grew up paddling and skateboarding in Canada’s Yukon Territory. As a teen, he was active in extreme sports, and went on to compete at the 2011 Whitewater Kayak Freestyle World Championships. Having tried different land paddles, Joel ended up with shoulder pain and believed he could engineer something better. Joel’s unique vision for creating the SUPStick, the ultimate land paddle, was born.