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Discovering First Nations Stories 2017 – Film Camps Overview

In 2017 we have organized two film camps, in Siksika and in Calgary. Overall our Film Camps were a success, with 21 youth attended both camps. Youth at the each camp wrote, shot and acted in their own collaborative short films. We had completed our first camp in Siksika Nation, at Old Sun College, end […]

Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , , , , , | September 7, 2017

Announcing our Discovering First Nations Film Camp in Calgary!

Canada Bridges is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a second Discovering First Nations Film Camp this summer in Calgary at the Chinook Lodge (SAIT Campus) from Monday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 22, 2017 (weekdays only). Indigenous youth, aged 13 to 30, will have the chance to explore a unique career path […]

Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , | June 20, 2017

A Youth Explosion 2017 was a success!

With another year of organizing and hosting AYE under our belts, the Bridges’ team is able to take some time to reflect on the challenges, success and impact this event has on the youth who participated, the audience and the community. This is the time where we are able to be grateful for all the […]

Posted in Blog, Home | Keywords: , , , , , , | June 6, 2017

Lights, Camera, FILM CAMP! Join us for our 2017 Siksika Film Camp!

Are you a youth between the ages of 13 to 30 and have a passion for sharing stories and making movies? Then join Canada Bridges for our 4th Annual Film Camp taking place this summer in Siksika, AB from Tuesday July 20 to Friday, July 28, 2017 (weekdays only). Over the 7 day camp we […]

Posted in Blog, Home, Upcoming Events | Keywords: , , , , , | June 5, 2017

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

Canada Bridges is Hiring a Program Manager!

Canada Bridges is searching for a relationship builder and community leader who loves working with youth and young adults to join our team!

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

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