MB expands funding for youth mental health with mentorship programs, skills development

The Government of Manitoba has provided the Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) with $545K to support its expansion into 24 new sites—15 northern and rural areas and nine urban sites—over the next three years. IYMP fosters leadership and training skills in university and high school students who manage after-school programs and mentor younger students. “This is an incredible program that has real impact in young Indigenous people’s lives,” said University of Manitoba Acting Director of Indigenous Engagement and Communications Heather McRae. “In the last year alone, a thousand students have connected programs across the province. The Manitoba government contribution is making it possible to expand into new communities and schools which will have a lasting impact.”

My Steinbach