K to A: Heart of the Youth Pow-Wow: Empowering Youth, Strengthening our Community

The Heart of the Youth Pow-Wow: Empowering Youth, Strengthening our Community was a youth-led, youth-focused event, which recognized that the heart of any community is only as strong as the heart of its children/youth! The Pow-Wow took place May 25, 2018 at the Kinsmen Park in Prince Albert. The Pow-Wow provided the following opportunities:

  1. Performance venue for youth Pow-Wow dancers
  2. Leadership role for youth
  3. Learning & coming together of cultures
  4. Promotion of positive life-style, active, no alcohol or drugs permitted
  5. Youth/child focused event following First Nation values of respect, community, sharing

As reported by the Prince Albert Daily Herald, the event had “great turnout, great sharing, great entertainment-it’s a great education program.”

Click on the link below to watch news coverage of this great event:

More than 1,000 gather for powwow in Prince Albert | CTV Saskatoon

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Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.

Youth-focused Mental Health Action Report shines light on challenges and ignites movement for solutions
A new report released this week is bringing attention to mental health challenges faced by more than 10,000 youth across the province—and actions at the grassroots level to ignite change.

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This report provides a brief review of the scientific literature on COVID-19 and its effects on youth health, with particular emphasis on mental health.  SAYCW shares relevant data from the pre-pandemic, 2019 SAYCW survey – these findings show how stressors and unhealthy behaviours that have been worsened by the pandemic (e.g., worry, connection with others, screen time, etc.) had impacted Saskatchewan youths’ health and well-being prior to the pandemic. Suggested health promotion actions to help mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and improve youth health and well-being are also shared.

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