FOXY/SMASH are hiring Digital Storytelling Facilitators for our 2017 Peer Leader Retreats!

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: MAY 15th, 2017 FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) is an arts-based sexual/mental health and leadership organization with an office located in Yellowknife. We offer programming for Northern and Indigenous youth across the Canadian North through our FOXY and SMASH (Strength, Masculinities, and Sexual Health) programs. Our focus is on the process … Read more

FOXY does Fort Smith… again!

After all that northward travel, FOXY decided to change things up a bit, and hit one of the more southern (northern) communities. Going almost all the way to Alberta, the FOXY team found themselves in a small community of about 2500 people called Fort Smith.

The funny thing about the north is that when you’ve grown up in it or have come to call it home, it’s hard to go somewhere where there aren’t ties of some sort. Fort Smith just so happens to be the hometown of Candice Lys, who is the fantastic FOXY Project Lead.

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Inuvik x 2!

Juice boxes make my soul cry. They are untrustworthy and heavy and full of sugar anyway. Who needs juice boxes.

This time around, Inuvik had two workshops with us. The first one went so well that by mid afternoon we had girls sticking their heads in to ask if they could join. Luckily, they were all able to join us the next day.

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FOXY in Fort McPherson!

Instead of chartering to Fort McPherson, we decided to drive (thank god, those little planes are horrifying in my opinion)- and what a drive it was. The team started off on the Dempster Highway and we were all immediately astonished by the beauty of the sun rise we were about to take in. The entire way –unless asleep- the team was trying to soak in all the scenery, because we know that the chance to see such beauty doesn’t come often.

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