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Welcome to the AYE 2017 celebration!

AYE is our annual event generously sponsored this year by Suncor Energy and Community Foundations of Canada for Canada’s 150th. AYE brings together collective voices of Indigenous youth from southern Alberta and celebrates the exploration of their personal experiences and potential. It showcases the adventurous and challenging work being done by these youth as participants […]


Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , | March 17, 2017

Interview with Marissa Howard

Marissa Howard has been our friend for a couple of years now, and she has been participating in Bridges` programs, volunteering during 2013 floods, mentoring youth, etc. She is wearing many hats and we talked to her to find out what is she currently involved with and what are her passions. Can you introduce yourself? […]


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , | March 16, 2017

We are looking for a new name for the AYE!

We are thinking about changing the name of the Aboriginal Youth Explosion and would love to hear your input, ideas or recommendations on what that new name should be. Please submit your ideas at aye@canadabridges.com by Friday, February 24th. 


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , | February 10, 2017

Upcoming Bridges’ Mentorship Opportunity

Canada Bridges is currently designing and testing a new mentorship model to assist Indigenous youth and young adults who are moving from reserve life to the City of Calgary.  While transition periods can be challenging for all youth, First Nation’s youth face particular challenges when moving to urban communities for education or employment opportunities. Canada Bridges […]


Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , | January 30, 2017

Interview with Grace Hunter

In November 2016, Canada Bridges Program Manager Sarah Kinnie sat down with Grace Hunter, recent winner of the Southern Alberta Indigenous Youth Awards, to discuss her leadership journey, her work with Canada Bridges and her plans for the future.


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: | December 1, 2016

Reflections from 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on what we, as the Canada Bridges community, have accomplished this year. There are many words that come to mind when I try to describe what the year has meant for us, but the following three stand out as important characteristics of our hearts, minds and actions.


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: | December 1, 2016

“The Rotten” – Bridges’ 2016 Film Camp

This summer, from July 20 to 28, thirteen youth participants from across Treaty 7 came together for Bridges’ Film Camp to create “The Rotten”, a zombie film which examines some of the downsides of unhealthy eating, as well as touching on the issue of whether or not the internet can be a trusted source for information.  […]


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , , , | August 29, 2016

Canada Bridges is Hiring an Employment Readiness Program Coordinator!

Canada Bridges is searching for a systems change leader who loves working with youth and young adults to join our team! We are looking for someone who is eager and passionate to develop and facilitate leadership programming in partnership with various community based organizations throughout Treaty 7. We are especially interested in finding someone with […]


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , | August 17, 2016

LIGHTS! CAMERA! FILM CAMP! Applications are out for our 2016 Film Camp!

Are you between the ages of 14 to 30 and have a passion for sharing stories and making movies? Then join Trevor Solway and Canada Bridges for our 3rd Annual Film camp taking place this summer in Siksika from Wednesday, July 20 to Thursday, July 28, 2016 (weekdays only). Over the 7 day camp we […]


Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , , | June 22, 2016

Bridges Welcomes New Executive Director, Alyssa Lindsay

  It is my sincere pleasure to announce that Bridges’ next Executive Director will be Alyssa Lindsay. Alyssa has been working with Bridges as a Program Manager since November 2014, and has recently accepted the leadership role moving forward. We are very lucky to have her and she will bring her background in community and […]


Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: | April 21, 2016

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