Aboriginal Engagement focuses on building strong relationships with Aboriginal communities, Delegated First Nations Agencies (DFNAs), and other Aboriginal serving organizations as well building on OCYA’s capacity to serve Aboriginal young people.
Key objectives include:
- Addressing systemic issues that affect Aboriginal young people,
- Raising awareness of Aboriginal rights,
- Providing cultural awareness training to OCYA staff to help them better serve Aboriginal young people, and
- Developing culturally appropriate workshops, training, and public awareness materials.