GEN7 Aboriginal Youth Role Model Program

A joint initiative of Motivate Canada and the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the long term goal of the GEN7 program is to build strong Aboriginal communities through active participation and leadership by Aboriginal youth.

The mission of the GEN7 program is to promote positive Aboriginal role models and support Aboriginal youth in a process of self discovery and development through; increased participation and leadership in sport, physical activity and recreation; education and goal setting; and through the connection and recognition of culture.

GEN7 encourages young Aboriginal Canadians to live, and encourage others to live, an active and healthy lifestyle, part of which is achievable through increased participation in sport and physical activity. The benefits of such a lifestyle are varied but include increased self esteem, leadership capacity, community-connectedness and resiliency.