Welcome to the Wabun Youth Gathering website

The Wabun Youth Gathering was created out of the vision and energies of Wabun Elders and the Wabun Chiefs as a means to provide guidance and encouragement to Wabun youth.  The annual event has been running since 2007 during the summer months and it continues to develop.

Wabun Health Services Health Director Jean Lemieux and Faye Naveau Regional Crisis Coordinator have been instrumental in conducting the research and development, accessing funds and spearheading the coordination of the annual event.

Wabun Health Services is grateful to all of the Wabun Chiefs and Tribal Council leadership and executive for their support.

Thanks is also given to the Wabun Health staff and First Nation community members who assisted in the organizing and coordination.  A special acknowledgement goes out to the chaperones and all of the Wabun Youth participants who share their energies and efforts for the betterment of everyone.

The Wabun Youth Gathering was made possible through funding by the National Aboriginal Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy.  The strategy was established in the fall of 2004 by the government of Canada and with the support of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), Inuit Tapiirit Kanatami and the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada to address the issue of high suicide rates among Aboriginal young people.

Wabun Health Services is a department of the Wabun Tribal Council, a regional territorial organization that represents six First Nation communities in northeastern Ontario and it is directed by its respective Chiefs.  The six First Nations include: Beaverhouse, Brunswick House, Chapleau Ojibwe, Flying Post, Matachewan and Mattagami.

On this site you will find news stories about the Wabun Youth Gathering as well as photos and major video productions.

Simply click on the links in the navigation bar to view these items.