Founded in 2012, Feathers of Hope is a movement that engages and empowers youth in Northern Ontario First Nations communities, and communities across Ontario and Canada.
In March 2013, the Feathers of Hope Youth Forum brought Anishnaabe youth together from First Nations Communities in Northern Ontario to speak about their experiences, address issues they face, and come up with an action plan to address them. These youth presented their recommendations to First Nations leaders, and Federal and Provincial Government representatives who came to listen.
On February 24, 2014, 'Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan' was released to the public. This report outlines the realities, the issues, and steps for change to create healthier lives and communities. Simultaneous launch events took place at Queen's Park in Toronto, in Centre Block (Parliament Hill) in Ottawa, and at the Nor'Wester Hotel in Thunder Bay. Read, print and download the full report and action plan here: digital.provincialadvocate.on.ca/i/259048.
Please join us in celebration of the efforts of these youth and join us in solidarity for a brighter future.
This movement is supported by Ontario's Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.