National Youth Forum

National Youth Forum



The NAFC Indigenous Youth Council (IYC) acknowledges and respects the Enoch Cree Nation, whose traditional territory we will gather for the 33rd National Youth Forum in Enoch, Alberta. July 13-15, 2023. More information to come.

Every year the NAFC, in conjunction with the Indigenous Youth Council (IYC) hosts an annual Youth Forum for the Youth members of the Friendship Centre Movement. With input and feedback from the youth membership, the Indigenous Youth Council (IYC) identifies workshops for the Forum. Social and fundraising activities are organized by the host Centre and the IYC. The host Friendship Centre this year is the Canadian Native Friendship Centre.

The 33rd Annual Youth Forum will be held July 13-15, 2023, at the River Cree Resort in Enoch, AB. The theme for this year’s Youth Forum is “Sowing Seeds: Rooted and Growing our Futures Together”.

Friendship Centres and PTAs are encouraged to send youth (between 14 and 26 years of age) to attend the 33rd Annual Youth Forum. However, the voting Youth delegate who will be attending the NAFC’s 52nd Annual Meeting must be 18 years of age to be a voting delegate.

As per the IYC Policies and Procedures document two youth from each Friendship Centre and PTA can have voting privileges.

An information package regarding the 33rd Annual National Youth Forum will be distributed and posted on the NAFC’s members portal. For information on the 2023 Annual Youth Forum and activities, please contact either Leah Prisque or Aurora Ominika-Enosse, NAFC Youth Coordinators by email at or


2023 Youth Forum Memo

Youth Forum Kit:

Program Cover EN2023 NAFC YF Agenda2022 NAFC YF Minutes

        Youth Forum Program                                     Youth Forum Agenda                       2022 Youth Forum Minutes

YF Report 2022National Youth Report 2022-2023

    32nd Annual Youth Forum Report       NAFC National Youth Report 22/23          

NAFC Indigenous Youth Council Elections:

Elections will be held for the following youth council positions.

  • President 2-year term
  • Secretary 2-year term
  • Treasurer 1-year term
  • Youth Executive 2 year-term – voted during the AGM

Application & Positions Descriptions Here!


Nelson Mayer Youth Recognition Award Application Form:

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Sponsorship Package:

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Thursday, July 13, 2023


Thursday, July 13, 2023
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (MST)
River Cree Resort

The registration link is: 

Hotel Information:

  • Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
    17610 Stony Plain Road,
    Edmonton, AB T5S 1A2
    Telephone: 780-443-2233
    Guestroom rates: 2 Queens beds - $141 / 1 King Bed - $131
    The above rates include hot buffet breakfast
    All rates are inclusive of: 4% tourism allowance, 3% destination marketing fee and 5% GST
    Guestrooms not reserved will be released on June 12 (50%) and June 28, 2023 (remaining rooms in the block).
    Reserve Here


Saturday, July 15, 2023/Sunday, July 16, 2023, or Tuesday, July 18, 2023/Wednesday, July 19, 2023, if your Youth Forum delegate is attending the NAFC’s 52nd Annual Meeting.


Leah Prisque, Youth Coordinator
Tel: 613.563.4844, extension 332

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