Youth Programs
Nipisis | Regional After-Hours Youth Support (RAYS) | Oskâpêwis Youth Program | Diamond Willow Youth Lodge

Youth Programs


Nipisis (neep-sis) is Cree for "young willow."

Caring and supportive relationships are essential to the development and well-being of a young person. The Nipisis program builds the strength and resiliency of Indigenous youth in care through caring and supportive relationships.
Youth reside with a community family to continue their education and to learn important life-skills. They leave the program when they are able to return home or live on their own.
Building trust and mutual respect, these living arrangements are intended to be long-term and to help build confidence, empowerment, strength and relationships while supporting the youth’s cultural identity and connection. The age range for this program is 12 to 17 years old. Become a mentor parent

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Regional After-Hours Youth Support (RAYS)

Children, youth and families can experience crises at any time. RAYS helps clients in crisis during evening and weekend hours. The Social Services Response Team deploys our workers as needed to provide intervention, one-to-one support, and crisis services.

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Oskâpêwis Youth Program

Cree for “worthy helper”

Take part in land-based activities, immerse yourself in traditional learning environments that connect you with Indigenous culture, and participate in a variety of ceremonies - ages 12 – 24.

Explore and develop your: For more information or to be a part of this program email Chris Wainwright.

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Diamond Willow Youth Lodge

Diamond Willow Youth Lodge is a safe, welcoming place for youth between the ages of 12 - 29 to drop-in or participates in a variety of programs and activities.  Designed by young people, for young people, the lodge is a hub where Indigenous youth connect with peers, participate in their own sense of healing and well-being while accessing a variety of programs and supports.

Click here for more details and events calendar.

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