Canadian Indigenous Youth Facing a Suicide Crisis

Suicide is the leading cause of death for Canadian Indigenous youth, where the rates of suicide in some areas are as much as 33 times higher than for non-Indigenous populations. At least three First Nations communities have declared states of emergency over suicide crises in the past 3 months, with victims as young as 10 years old.

We are raising money to support these communities. If you ever played sports growing up, you know how they bring people together and connect communities. Importantly, being part of a team has positive impacts on both mental and physical health. Our first goal is to provide new sports equipment for the children of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation School. Help us to surpass our fundraising goal, so that we can provide sports equipment to children in all of these communities, and more.

Donations

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  • Alexandria Soontiens-Olsen 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • gabrielle olsen 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
  • Bryce Geeraert 
    • $40 
    • 16 mos
  • Demi Kelly 
    • $30 
    • 16 mos
  • Kate Godfrey 
    • $20 
    • 16 mos
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Fundraising team: Hotchkiss Brain Institute Trainee Organization (5)

Dion Kelly 
Organizer
Raised $545 from 11 donations
Calgary, AB
Faizan Malik 
Team member
Raised $345 from 4 donations
Samantha Baglot 
Team member
Raised $75 from 2 donations
Kate Godfrey 
Team member
Raised $20 from 1 donation
Perry Dykens 
Team member
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