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