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Support For Promoting Life-skills In Aboriginal Youth

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Support For Promoting Life-skills In Aboriginal Youth

Ministry of Indigenous Affairs

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Right To Play, the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and the two local First Nations to bring this program to the communities. It will help foster new leaders and bring about more community engagement among youth. The lessons learned through the program will have lasting effects in the communities and reach at risk youth.”
— Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO, Bruce Power

“Goldcorp is pleased to support an organization that aligns to the same values we do. These young people will learn skills such as leadership, empowerment and experience positive change that will serve them for a lifetime. We are proud to support Aboriginal youth in building sustainable, transferable benefits for them and their communities.”
— Colin Webster, Director, Aboriginal, Government and Community Relations, Canada and US
Region, Goldcorp

Right To Play developed PLAY in partnership with the Ontario government, First Nation communities and other organizations.

Other partners include: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, City of Dryden, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Merck Canada, NHLPA Goals and Dreams Fund, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, RBC Foundation, SMARTRISK, The GROOVE Method, Tim Horton Children’s Foundation and the University of Ottawa School of Human Kinetics.

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