Welcome to NorthernYouth.ca | Northern Youth is a project on Tides Canada's Shared Platform

Northern Youth Leadership is grateful to have a large support base for all of our camp activities. Our partnerships with foundations, corporations, government, personal donors, and other organizations play an important role in NYL’s ability to deliver transformational programming for Northern youth.

We are pleased to recognize the following Partners & Sponsors for their support of Northern Youth Leadership.

Key Sponsors & Partners

RBC Foundation

RBC Future Launch is empowering Canadian youth for the jobs of tomorrow. We are moving beyond financial investment by engaging the public and private sectors to further understand the issue and make a significant impact on the lives of young Canadians. RBC Future Launch is a catalyst for change-bringing people together to co-create solutions so young people are better prepared for the future of work. Thank you RBC!

For more information please check out their website RBC Future Launch.

NWT On the Land Collaborative

The NWT On the Land Collaborative provides centralized access to funding and other resources for on the land programs in the Northwest Territories. It brings together government, charitable, corporate and other partners to combine efforts and make it easier for communities to access money and resources for on the land projects. Thank you NWT OTL Collaborative!

For more information check out: www.nwtontheland.ca.

Government of Canada


The NYL Connecting Northern Youth to Community, Culture and the Land Forum was funded in part by the Government of Canada. Through the Exchanges Canada Program, the Department of Canadian Heritage creates opportunities for young Canadians to gain a better understanding of their country, to connect with one another, and to gain a better appreciation of both the diversity and the shared aspects of life in Canada.

For more information visit: www.canada.ca.

Canadian North

Canadian North LogoCanadian North is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC), representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic. Canadian North and its founding companies (PWA, Transair, Nordair, Canadian Airlines International) has served the north for over 80 years.  We are involved in Northern communities through sponsorship and support of special events, sports teams, school activities, community festivals and charities.  Canadian North creates employment for over six hundred and fifty, including Inuit and Invialuit beneficiaries.

Northern Youth Leadership is extremely grateful for Canadian North’s support. Flights are one of NYL’s biggest expenses and without Canadian North’s support, we would not be able to offer youth camp experiences throughout the NWT.

Visit the Canadian North website: www.canadiannorth.com.

Department of Municipal and Community Affairs
Government of the Northwest Territories

At the Department of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), our vision is to support capable, accountable and self-directed community governments providing a safe , sustainable and healthy environment for community residents. Our mission is to work with community governments and other partners in supporting community residents. The NWT Youth Corps is designed to support programs that offer a structured and varied program of outdoor/cultural/environmental, educational, work, life and personal growth experiences that challenge, engage, reward and recognize youth.   The programs must be designed to improve the outlook and opportunities for youth, develop their skills, and help them choose to become healthy, educated people who are able to make responsible personal choices.

Thank you to MACA for your continued support!

Visit the Website: www.maca.gov.nt.ca.

GNWT Health and Social Services

GNWT_squareThe Department of Health and Social Services has been partnering with Northern Youth Leadership from it’s inception and is a vital part in the delivery of Northern Youth Camps. GNWT Health and Social Services stands to “Promote, protect, and provide for the health and wellbeing of the people of the North”.

Thank you HSS for your continued support!

Visit their website at www.hss.gov.nt.ca.

Dominion Diamond

Dominion Diamond was formed in 1994, the year in which the Diavik Diamond Mine was discovered.  In 2013, the Company divested Harry Winston Inc., its luxury brand business segment, and acquired a controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine, taking on the new name of Dominion Diamond Corporation.

Dominion Diamond is a key corporate contributor to Northern Youth programs without whom our camps would not run. Northern Youth is proud to be partnered with such a dynamic, community centered company. Thank you Dominion Diamond!

Visit the Website: www.ddmines.com


Gana River Outfitters

logoGana River Outfitters is a leading outfitting company based in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Sahtu Region. “Gana River Outfitters is a family owned and operated business that specializes in quality family friendly service. We offer fully guided fair chase hunts for Dall Sheep, Mountain Caribou, Alaska-Yukon Moose, Wolf and Wolverine.” In 2014, Gana River Outfitters generously hosted a Northern Youth Camp donating their facilities, food and guiding expertise. We are very excited to continue working with Gana River in the future. Thank you to owner’s Harold and Laura!

Visit the website: www.ganariver.com


North-Wright Airways

North Wright Logo2009“North-Wright is a family company with values that include close relationships with clients, warm and friendly care of staff and positive community involvement. Our never-say-can’t and take-it-on attitude has served us well in embracing the opportunities offered over the years”. This year North-Wright was a key partner for the Gana River Girls Camp, flying our group in and out of the lodge and sticking around to help us get set up upon arrival. Thank you North-Wright!

To visit the North-Wright Airways website go to www.north-wrightairways.com.

Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters

AMMO logo 001The Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters (AMMO) is a group of the eight outfitters of the Mackenzie Mountains. Each year AMMO provides scholarships to youth from their regions. In 2014, AMMO chose Northern Youth to be one of it’s recipients. Members of AMMO are committed to sustainable hunting practice in the NWT. Thank you AMMO!

Visit the Association of Mackenzie Mountain Outfitters at www.huntnwt.com.

How to get involved

Interested in getting involved with Northern Youth? Contact Ali McConnell by phone at (867) 445-4558 or by email at [email protected]