White Sash Keepers

Culturally focused activities for youth

The White Sash Keepers Program provides weekly activities, cultural teachings and opportunities for service work for boys and girls 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.

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

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

Three sessions are held annually. At the end of the program, a completion ceremony takes place.