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ANNUAL DWIGHT DOREY YOUTH ADVOCACY AWARD

Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, it establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible.

 

Understanding how important this is for our youth, the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Council (NYC) established this unique awards program to honour and show appreciation to both achievements and advocacy.

“We feel that Aboriginal youth in Canada are realizing goals and deserve to be recognized for both their efforts and achievements. We want youth to know that the journey is as important as the destination. For that reason this award is also based on effort and not entirely on accomplishments.
- NYC Member

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Award Criteria – Youth Award

Any person in Canada be nominated for an award, so long as they:

 

  • are between the ages of 15 and 29 by the deadline;

  • are of Aboriginal ancestry;

  • are not a previous winner.

  • belong to a PTO in good standing

Award Criteria – Adult Youth Advocacy Award

Any person in Canada be nominated for an award, so long as they:

 

  • are aged 30 or over by the deadline;

  • are of Aboriginal ancestry;

  • are not a previous winner.

  • belong to a PTO in good standing

2021 Youth DDYAA Winner

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2021 Adult DDYAA Winner

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2022 Youth DDYAA Winner

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2022 Adult DDYAA Winner

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2023 Youth DDYAA Winner

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2023 Adult DDYAA Winner

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Both Awards:

The nominator (if applicable) or applicant must send in all of the following documents:
 

  • Letter about the applicant;

  • Two of the following:

    • A signed support letters from a non-relative;

    • A signed letter from a youth you’ve advocated for;

    • A signed letter from a youth servicing organization

  • Applicant resume;

  • Current color headshot of the applicant and;

  • Completed application form with signatures.

  • If a resume is cumbersome, please feel free to submit a video presentation (up to 5 minutes) highlighting advocacy and achievements.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Photos are not returnable
 

Recipient Information

 

The Youth award recipient will receive a cash award of $1,000.

The recipient will be announced within two months of the closing date. The recipient’s photo and biography will be displayed on CAP’s website, NYC’s website, social media pages and in an issue of CAP’s magazine The Indigenous Voice.

Selection Committee

The selection committee is comprised of National Youth Council Members and one (1) representative of the Congress.

Deadline - Applications have reopened for 2023. Submissions will not be accepted after the posted deadline.


Application packages must be received in full by the deadline or post marked by the deadline.  Please email or mail the completed application and attachments to:

n.porter@abo-peoples.org

Re: Selection Committee - [Applicant's Name]

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples' National Youth Council Attention: Selection Committee
867 St. Laurent Blvd. ♦ Ottawa, ON ♦ K1K 3B1

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