Métis Settlement Youth Life Skills

The University of Alberta and participating Métis Settlements have been working together since 2009 to develop and deliver youth life skills programming through the Métis Settlements Life Skills Journey (MSLSJ) program. The MSLSJ program aims to increase life skills awareness in a culturally appropriate manner, building internal strengths and community support with the purpose of addressing substance abuse, violence, and bullying. Since 2013, over 550 children aged 7-14 from seven Métis Settlements: Buffalo Lake, Elizabeth, Fishing Lake, East Prairie, Gift Lake, Peavine, and Kikino have participated and over 66 facilitators have been trained, 60 of whom have come from these seven Métis Settlements!    

To learn more about MSLSJ, please visit the website here.