Indigenous Youth 
Mentorship Program

Co-developed with Indigenous youth, educators and researchers, IYMP promotes well-being, resiliency and Mino-bimaadiziwin/Mino-pimatisiwin (living in a good way).

Recent News

Celebrating Our Students – Alberta's 1st Annual IYMP Day

On June 6th, IYMP hosted it’s first annual celebration in Alberta, in partnership with the University of Alberta’s First People’s…

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First Credit Camp in Alberta a Success!

In May our Alberta team hosted a 3-Day credit camp in Kananaskis at the Tim Hortons Foundation Camp. Students were…

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IYMP Receives Funding From Manitoba Government

Manitoba Government awards $545,000 in funding to allow IYMP to setup in 15 Northern Manitoba communities and 9 urban sites,…

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The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program (IYMP) is a communal, relationship-based after school healthy living program. It is delivered by Indigenous high school students for elementary school children. IYMP has established relationships with over 50 communities across Canada.

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  • Care and devotion to each other
  • Intelligent, resilient, and loyal
  • Form friendships and maintain lifelong bonds
  • Wolf pack – extended family and friends
  • Generosity & Reciprocity


Communal Mentorship

  • Children, and the lessons they share with us, are gifts from the creator
  • Collaboration
  • Relationship building
  • Lifelong supports
  • Continued growth
  • Independence & Responsibility



  • Communication and collaboration
  • Sharing knowledge
  • Finding your voice
  • Mastery & Relevance


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  • Warmth
  • Safety
  • Home
  • Belonging & Respect

Our People

Youth High School Mentors & Community Champions

High School Mentors are trained to plan and deliver a weekly program: preparing and serving a healthy snack, leading active games, and facilitating teaching circles. Community Champions in each community guide and support high school mentors.

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Youth Advisory Circle

The Youth Advisory Circle is composed of dedicated Indigenous youth affiliated with IYMP— the circle provides guidance on the content and implementation of IYMP programming.

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IYMP communities are supported by a network of individuals across Canada including a National Director, Regional Coordinators, Program Leaders…and many more.

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Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is composed of experts dedicated to supporting IYMP’s continued success and sustainability.

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Join Our Story

Interested in joining the IYMP team? Reach out to Teena Starlight for information. By joining IYMP, you will become an important part of our diverse family dedicated to promoting wholistic health and Mino-Bimaadiziwin/Mino-Pimatisiwin in our communities.



This map provides an overview of the many IYMP communities across Canada.