Meet our Youth Advisory Board!
The Taking Action! National Youth Advisory Board is an awesome group of eight Aboriginal youth from across Canada — from Summerside, PEI to Takla Lake, BC to Whitehorse, YK! The Advisory Board meets once every two months to discuss ideas about reaching out to other Aboriginal youth, creating interesting ways to talk about HIV/AIDS and sexual health, and to help the research team plan for working with other communities. Here is a list of all our board members and a snap-shot of some of the cool people who are on our Board!
Carm is 22 years old and lives in Takla lake, British Columbia. She is currently living clean and sober. Carm is a motivational speaker and a youth role model for Northern BC. She is currently working with the Tekkru media group.
Chelsea is 21 years old and lives in Wabush, Labrador. She is originally from Nain, Nunatsiavut. She has 13 siblings and takes part in many youth leadership conferences.
Kevin is 24 years old and is from Summerside, Prince Edward Island. He is Inuit and he has worked as a youth suicide prevention coordinator for PEI and the Hep’d Up on Life program assistant. He is also Taking Action’s Youth Coordinator for PEI.
Johnny is 25 years old and is originally from Bigstone Cree First Nation which is located in Wabesca, Alberta. He currently resides in Athabasca, Alberta. He is very involved in his communities both locally and provincially on a volunteer basis. Johnny is also involved in the Round Dance and Pow Wow Circuits and one of his passions is to have that cultural component in his life.
Nadine is 24 years old and is from Canim Lake First Nation, British Columbia. She is a very athletic person and her favourite sport is fastball.
Jasmine is 22 years old and lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is originally from Nunavut. She works for the Aboriginal Youth Harm Reduction Project at YouthCO AIDS Society in partnership with Healing our Spirit and Chee Mamuk.
Kluane is 23 years old and is from Whitehorse, Yukon. She recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton University. Kluane was a Youth Ambassador at the 2010 Olympic Games and was also selected as a Urban Aboriginal Hero Torchbearer through the National Association of Friendship Centres for the 2010 Olympics. She plans to become a First Nations Lawyer.
Jordan is 19 years old and is from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.
*This biographical info was last updated in May 2010.