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Yukon rookie league - an act of reconciliation

YCAO partnered with the Jays Care Foundation, a charitable arm of the Toronto Blue Jays, to plan and deliver a reconciliation event featuring culture and baseball. The project was designed and led by First Nations youth ages 11-13. The youth advisors were active in designing the project by: contributing their ideas, working as a team and meeting with officials from governments and sports organizations.


Right to have views considered



Right to culture



Right to Play


With YCAO's support, Youth advisors: 

  • Attended 2017 CYFN General Assembly to hand deliver information about Yukon Rookie League to Yukon Chiefs.

  • Attended information sharing sessions with: Kwanlin Dun First Nation, Sport Yukon, Softball Yukon, MP Larry Bagnell, Honourable Minister Streiker, Honourable Minister McPhee, and CYFN Grand Chief Peter Johnston.

  • Presented at the National Aboriginal Sport Circle banquet in October 2017.

Once the project was designed YCAO reached out to all Yukon First Nations to attend the First Nation youth leadership training in 2017. YCAO then connected with all elementary schools to identify youth leaders to participate in the youth coaches training in February 2018.

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