We believe Indigenous youth are healers and changemakers, and with the right support and resources, can be the ones to inspire and uplift other Indigenous youth and their communities! We Matter’s National Ambassadors of Hope is a Program supporting Indigenous youth to be healers and changemakers by sharing hope, culture, and strength.
Ambassadors of Hope are Indigenous youth ages 16-26 who share messages of hope, culture and strength within their own community and surrounding region. Using We Matter Toolkits, and with support from the We Matter team, they deliver presentations on hardship, hope, and healing across schools and communities. They live by example in order to inspire and connect with other Indigenous youth, break mental health and suicide stigma, and promote healthy communities.
Are you an Indigenous youth who is dedicated to promoting hope and life within your community and region!?
We Matter is recruiting 25 Metis, Inuit and First Nations youth ages 16-26 across Canada!
What does it take to be an Ambassador of Hope?
To be an Ambassador of Hope, you need to be an Indigenous (Metis, Inuit or First Nations) youth between the ages of 16 and 26 who is ready and dedicated to promoting hope and life within your region. You will need to attend the We Matter & Facebook #HopeForum: National Ambassadors of Hope Training week in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 27th to 31st, 2019. Ambassadors commit to the program for a minimum of one year, and will be encouraged to take an independent lead within their own regions. The program is a mentorship with some opportunity to receive compensation.
How can I be an Ambassador of Hope?
Applications to become a National Ambassador of Hope will open here March 4th and close on April 1st. There will be three components to the application process – written application, video submission, and an interview with the We Matter team. We’re looking forward to meeting Indigenous youth who want to use their voices to create change! We Matter will be selecting 25 youth to support throughout the year – approximately 2 youth per territory and province. We are also looking for a diversity of Indigenous youth: ability, gender and sexuality, urban and remote.
Download the 2019/2020 National Ambassadors of Hope Application