There is an incredible diversity of organizations which partner with First Nations and Métis communities in Alberta to support youth wellness. The Indigenous Youth Wellness Collaborative fosters relationships between these different organizations, allowing lessons to be shared across the province and highlighting the innovation, creativity and new resources developed by the communities and their partners.

Learning instead of duplicating

Each organization has their own way of working, their own funding, and their own partnerships with communities - it is the diversity of the work that makes the group so interesting! This Collaborative doesn’t seek to align all of our work, but instead ensures we aren’t working in isolation or duplicating one another.

Rather than reinventing the wheel, we share successes, challenges, and great ideas. We don’t all work in the same way or in the same places, but the shared goal of active, resilient youth and communities unites us.

Connect with us!

If your community has a local program that you would like to highlight to the group, or if you would like to partner with any of our organizations, please be in touch!

If your organization supports Aboriginal youth wellness and you would like to join the Collaborative, please contact


Click on the photos below to learn more about each of the Collaborative organizations:

Better Relationships = Stronger Collective Impact

Aboriginal Sport for Life
Communities Choosewell
Alberta’s Future Leaders
APPLE Schools
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Right to Play
The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Other Collaborative Organizations:

  • Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta
  • Alberta Indigenous Games
  • Growing Young Movers
  • Play Around the World
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Ski Fit North