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Support For Promoting Life-skills For Aboriginal Youth (PLAY)

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Support For Promoting Life-skills For Aboriginal Youth (PLAY)

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

"Participation in the PLAY program will help Aboriginal youth to lead active and healthy lives. Sport participation plays an important role in helping individuals to understand the value of teamwork, builds leadership and strengthens communities."
‒ Margarett Best, Minister of Health Promotion and Sport

"We are very pleased that the two pilot sites have demonstrated a positive effect on our youth. We are looking forward to the future expansion plans of the PLAY initiative in other NAN communities as it is very important for our young people to gain leadership skills and confidence for future success."
‒ Grand Chief Stan Beardy, Nishnawbe Aski Nation

"For Merck, this program represents a great opportunity not only to extend our partnership with Right To Play, but also to ensure our investments support the core challenges faced by First Nation communities here in Canada. As with all of us here today, we recognize that progress starts by planting the right seeds."
‒ Carlos Dourado, President, Merck Canada

"We are proud to support Right To Play and the work being done with Aboriginal youth to develop life skills through hockey and other activities. The PLAY initiative exemplifies our RBC Play Hockey program which focuses on building stronger communities as well as engaging and inspiring people through hockey."
‒ Jim Little, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC

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