How We Work
We strive to empower Indigenous youth to make positive changes in their lives by offering a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities. We recognize that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work best, and provide a framework shaping how we work with and respond to our youth across programs, while empowering staff to make decisions and take action. Our guiding philosophy integrates both Indigenous and western perspectives, connecting to traditional teachings, cultural practices, and beliefs. In everything we do here at UNYA, we take into account an understanding of trauma, aim to accept youth without judgment, and respect youth as experts in their own lives.
Learn more about the talented youth at UNYA, and the successes we celebrate.
Learn more about some of our hardworking volunteers.
"I've struggled with family problems and through UNYA I've increased my self-esteem and worked on anger management. I'm working towards living a balanced life; healthy body and healthy mind.”
- UNYA Youth Participant
“We have seen lives saved, families strengthened, and amazing futures shaped. It is nothing less than an honour to be part of this work.”
- Linda Adams, President, Coming Home Society