Youth Agencies Alliance is a collective voice that strengthens and enhances the capacity of
youth-serving agencies in Winnipeg
Strengthening the qualities of diversity, inclusion and equity within and beyond the non-for-profit youth-serving sector, because Winnipeg's marginalized youth have faced the same barriers for far too long
Bringing together youth from various backgrounds and parts of Winnipeg. Through cross-collaboration and partnership, we work towards a more harmonious city-wide community for years to come
Democratizing the process for agencies of all size to measure and promote the already amazing work they do. YAA makes available a variety of surveys, tools and professional development opportunities
A collective that delivers over 230 programs reaching over 23,000 youth each year . . .
YAA acknowledges that we are in Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Meìtis Nation. As we gather in Treaty 1 Territory it is important to recognize and honour Treaty 3, in particular Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water.
As we think about and acknowledge Treaty 1, Treaty 3 and the Homeland of the Metis Nation, and as we move along the path of truth and reconciliation, it is important to remember that we are on this journey because of the history, that until recently, hadn’t been told – the true history, a colonial history that shapes Canada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples. Furthermore, it is important to ensure there is a dedicated commitment from individuals and institutions to the 94 Calls to Action outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the 46 articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 231 Calls for Justice that came from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people.
YAA acknowledges the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.