The Indigenous Youth Futures Partnership is a seven-year SSHRC-funded partnership grant that works with First Nations organizations and communities in Northwestern Ontario. Overall, the aim of this program is to create sustainable conditions for youth to flourish and become leaders within their communities.

The research activities will be guided by four themes: Encouraging Youth Empowerment and Well-being, Building Resilience and Supportive Relationships within Communities, Facilitating Economic Development and Good Governance, and Privileging Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being. Through these themes, the partnership aims to:

  1. Enhance relationships across generations, within families, and among peers
  2. Empower youth voice
  3. Strengthen cultural identity and continuity
  4. Maximize assets to sustain communities

Ariel Root: tug-of-war photo