2020 Indspire Awards Interview – FOXY Founder Candice Lys

FOXY Founder and Executive Director Candice Lys was the 2020 Education recipient of the Indspire Awards.

The Indspire Awards honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who exemplify Indigenous excellence and whose stories inspire, uplift, and educate Canadians about the tremendous contributions Indigenous people make to our country.


[CBC] N.W.T. women’s groups get $1.6M for gender equality

Original article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-womens-orgs-equality-1.5099512 Multi-year funding ‘rare,’ says YWCA executive director Avery Zingel · CBC News · Posted: Apr 16, 2019 8:06 AM CT | Last Updated: April 16 Four groups working to improve the lives of women and girls in the Northwest Territories will now have sustainable, multi-year funding. Liberal MP Michael McLeod announced $1.6 million in federal money … Read more

[CBC] Northern advocates say new HIV guidelines a win

Original article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/advocates-hiv-lgbt-north-1.4937107 New federal directive for Crown attorneys only affects how people with HIV are treated in the territories Katie Toth · CBC News · Posted: Dec 08, 2018 5:00 AM CT | Last Updated: December 8, 2018 Northern advocates for people with HIV and people in the LGBT community are applauding changes to how HIV-positive people in … Read more

[Cabin Radio] ‘It says we’re doing our job’ – FOXY publishes pilot study

Original article here: https://cabinradio.ca/9448/news/health/it-says-were-doing-our-job-foxy-publishes-pilot-study/ September 19, 2018 – OLLIE WILLIAMS NWT mental and sexual health non-profit FOXY has published the results of a study evaluating the program’s early success in the territory. The study, conducted by FOXY co-founder Candice Lys alongside sexual health researchers Carmen Logie and Moses Okumu, was published in the International Journal of STD … Read more

[CBC] Youth sexual health programs in N.W.T. get $1M boost

Original article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/foxy-smash-federal-funding-1.4664749 Federal funding is part of 5-year plan to tackle HIV and Hepatitis C Kirsten Fenn · CBC News · Posted: May 16, 2018 4:00 AM CT | Last Updated: May 16, 2018 A sexual health program for youth in the Northwest Territories is getting a big boost. The territory’s MP Michael McLeod announced $1 million in … Read more

[CBC] N.W.T. sexual health retreat for young men a SMASH hit

Original article here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/foxy-boys-programming-nwt-1.3676154 ‘Being masculine doesn’t mean having big muscles and treating women bad. It’s about expressing yourself’ CBC News · Posted: Jul 12, 2016 3:12 PM CT | Last Updated: July 12, 2016 The people behind the FOXY sexual health program for young women have wrapped up their first retreat for young men — and … Read more

[The Globe and Mail] In the Northwest Territories, using the arts to fight teen pregnancy and STIs

Original article here: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/in-the-northwest-territories-using-the-arts-to-fight-teen-pregnancy-and-stis/article20808755/ LAURIE SARKADI BLACHFORD LAKE, NWT SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 28, 2014 UPDATED JUNE 5, 2017 On a rocky peninsula 100 kilometres east of Yellowknife, at a lodge with sweeping views of a clear lake and tinder-dry boreal forest, 25 teenage girls are about to undergo a transformation. … Read more