Indigenous peoples in Canada come from various nations, with the young population rising day in and day out. Even if the indigenous communities have varying languages, cultures, and geographical locations, they still share the same political and social histories that have affected and will continue to affect the next generations adversely.

Analysis of the level of education, health, violence, language retention, and poverty for the indigenous people is documented. Some situations have worsened as the government has failed to implement the policies and offer funds to improve their lives.

Even if the youths have a high population, their priorities and voices are not well reflected in the communities they represent. This is why multiple organizations and communities have teamed up to ensure the youth’s voices are properly heard and responded to instantly. These organizations have worked hard to ensure the kids are included in the governing structure. 

Being represented at local, regional, provincial and global levels, the youths and children can access child welfare, education, financial management, and governance. The organizations have an engagement program that helps them to work effectively. Other national indigenous political sectors have allowed the youths to air their voices and fit in the community.

A Role for philanthropy

Philanthropic organizations, non-profit sectors, private foundations, and adult allies have a role in empowering the indigenous youth leaders working towards improving people’s lives. They are there to help and provide assistance to the leaders participating in leadership training, personal development, education and other programs.

  • Advocacy for young leadership: Philanthropic organizations can help youths get involved in the work they fund policies. This condition of funding draws more companies and communities to participate in the projects. Offering funds for the kids is crucial in representation and ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Policy development: Funders can see the work on the ground that people in the communities cannot see. Bing the link between the communities and the management, it becomes easy to have the community resources maximized.
  • Training development and provision: The young leaders require the training development program to help them gain skills and experience to implement ongoing developments.

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