Youth Friendly North Shore

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Youth Friendly North Shore

Youth-Friendly North Shore (YFNS) is a three-year initiative that is funded by Public Safety Canada through the Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF), led by the District of North Vancouver and supported by the North Vancouver RCMP. səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) is a government partner working alongside other North Shore government entities on developing a plan for this important initiative.

Public Safety Canada’s Building Safer Communities Fund (BSCF) offers four years of funding to support municipalities and Indigenous communities to develop and deliver community-based prevention and intervention initiatives that address risk and increase protective factors associated with youth gun and gang violence. 

The BSCF aims to increase the recipient’s knowledge of the nature, scope and challenges associated with gun and gang activities, as well as support recipients to develop a plan to sustain successful prevention and intervention activities upon completion of the four-year program. 

Learn moreYouth-Friendly North Shore | District of North Vancouver (dnv.org)

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səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief Jen Thomas “səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) Chief and Council are proud to stand with our relatives, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), as well as the City of Vancouver to celebrate ten years of the City of Reconciliation and the UNDRIP Action Plan. Vancouver has always been at the forefront of reconciliation, bringing us forward together. We know there is more work that needs to be done, but this is an important step in the right direction.”
Congratulations to Tsleil-Waututh Nation Elder Margaret George for being recognized with an honorary degree from Simon Fraser University (SFU).
“səlilwətaɬ Chief and Council are incredibly pleased to see the poles by carver Jonas Jones welcome everyone to Whey-ah-Wichen and təmtəmíxʷtən. These traditional village sites hold deep importance to our Tsleil-Waututh people, and we are pleased to have them connected in this culturally significant way. Our hands are raised in appreciation of the ongoing collaboration with our partners at Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver for making this project a success.”  -Chief Jen Thomas, səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)
The Boys Who Braid Their Hair exhibition has been extended and you’re invited! Join us from April 25 – May 19, 2024 Where: The Nature House at MapleWood Flats  Open: Tues / Thurs / Sat & Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm
ur səlilwətaɬ Speed Watch program has released critical findings from their activations over the past six months, which were led by the TWN Community Safety team and member volunteers. They found that while 85% of vehicles passing through the community along Dollarton Highway are essentially complying with the speed limit, 13% of vehicles are doing 11 km/h to 20 km/h over the speed limit, and 2% of vehicles are doing more than 20 km/h over the speed limit.
Robert Bartlett, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation), shares the following reflection after his first month as CAO.