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Aboriginal Transition Team

UNYA’s Transition Program provides one-to-one support to Indigenous youth transitioning out of Ministry care and preparing to live independently. If you are an Indigenous youth between the ages of 12 and 19, and have a file with the Ministry of Children & Family Development (MCFD), this program is for you.

We offer non-judgmental support and work closely with you to help identify what your goals and needs are, and what independence looks like for you. We focus on your strengths, supporting you as you look for housing and employment, build connections to culture and community, apply for post-secondary education and training, and gain the tools you'll need to live independently.

Aboriginal Transition Team Program Brochure (PDF)

Program Activities

  • One-on-one support
  • Assistance with MCFD processes
  • Help reconnecting with family and community
  • Connections to cultural teachings and Elders
  • Crisis intervention
  • Life skills training and support
  • Health and wellness information and support
  • Help qualifying for the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) program, which can help cover the costs of housing, child care, tuition, and health care
  • Referrals and information on culturally relevant programs

How To Get Involved

This program is for Indigenous youth ages 12 to 19 who have an open file with MCFD. Contact us below to see if this program is right for you, and for information on how to get a formal referral to the program.