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Awaken the Spirit - 
Teaching our young people to stand on their own

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What is Awaken the Spirit?

Awaken the Spirit is an empowering workshop for Indigenous youth and young adults,

which focuses on strengthening personal identity, understanding cultural proficiency,

mastering goal-setting, and fostering and maintaining positive self-image

to help young people break free from the cycle and stigma of dependency

and venture off into the workforce or further their education.


Who is this workshop for?

Awaken the Spirit is most compatible with adolescents, young adults, as well as adults.

Recommended age groupings, ages: 10-13, 14-17, 18 and up.
*We are currently adapting a program for ages 5-10.

Where is this workshop held?

We come to your community! Program lengths vary depending on age group.

Youth workshops usually run 1-2 days, adult workshops range from 3-5 days depending on your needs.

Youth Summits are usually held in January and February (youth summits postponed until further notice).


When is this workshop held?

​We require 2 weeks advance notice to set up a program in your community.

We will send a proposal and once the proposal had been accepted by both parties 

we can book in a time that works best for you.

How much does this workshop cost?

The costs vary depending on location, number of participants and length.

We provide a complete breakdown of the costs and where the monies are allocated to.

We also welcome In-kind contributions to help with cost reduction.

Why take this workshop?

This workshop is like no other. It is truly unique and was designed for the sole purpose of

helping Indigenous young people find their voice, their strength and their purpose.

Since 2014 Awaken the Spirit has been successful in motivating and inspiring Indigenous young people to

break the cycle and stigma of dependency and venture off into the workforce or further their education.

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I never would have set goals for myself if I didn’t take this workshop. Now I feel like I can accomplish anything.

Julia, 19

I feel confident in myself knowing that I can do something for myself. And I am glad to know that there are people out there who do this for Aboriginal people.

Adam, 21

I came in to take the workshop to facilitate in the future. I did not know I would be changing my own life along this journey! This workshop comes highly recommended in my books.

Cayleen, Train the Trainer

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