White Sash Keepers

Culturally focused activities for youth

The White Sash Keepers Program provides activities, cultural teachings, and opportunities for service work for participants ages 12  to 18.  As well as fostering positive cultural identity, a greater sense of belonging, and personal self-esteem, the program activities aim to lower barriers to employment for Indigenous Youth.

The program will introduce participants to Indigenous role models, and provide leadership development through community work experiences and employment awareness activities.

A group of children and youth  (4 male ‘white sash’ and 4 female ‘keepers’) participate in 12-week sessions that include:

  • volunteer work,
  • a fun outing or activity,
  • helping around Rossbrook House (cleaning, organizing etc.),
  • information sessions on a variety of topics such as bullying, self-care, and healthy relationships.