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Three Things Consulting
We provide a strengths-based approach to engaging communities and young people. We will inspire you, motivate you, and share the tools for you to do the same. Contact us today for more information.
Things That Are Happening
With all of us (we hope) continuing to take care of ourselves and each other, by practicing self isolation and social distancing, even as the country slowly re-opens and shifts occur, we bet you've got some time on your hands - like Saturday nights! Join Brennan and Pytor each week as they chat about self care, what's happening in the world around us, and share their unsolicited opinions. Come Walk With Us... is live every Saturday night on our Facebook page, each a chance for us to communicate, connect and keep our community of youth, young people, adults and Elders linked and entertained. So, stop by and spend some time while you are reminded that #youmatter, #youareimportant and #youbelong!
Thank You To All Our Friends...
Our consultants are leaders in their areas of interest and are the reason Three Things has been able to find the kind of success we have in each project, activity and event. We are so grateful for them and during these challenging times, we honour them. If you've crossed paths with these folks, you know, like we do, that they are the foundation of the good works being done collectively by Three Things. We keep them all, and each of you, in our thoughts during these difficult times.
Thunder Bay Youth Engagement with Pathways to Education Canada and the Regional Multicultural Youth Centre
It is an exciting time in Thunder Bay, continuing our work with Pathways to Education Canada and their commitment to youth led community engagement. Last fall a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth with the Regional Multicultural Youth Centre (RMYC) began meeting weekly to plan and organize Voices of Youth 2019: The Past, Present and Future. Hosted at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, and bringing more than a hundred Indigenous students together over two days with representation from each high school along with local community organizations, this event gave great insight into what supports students were looking for in their educational journey. Read a snapshot of the gathering and the young people’s calls to support them in their path towards high school graduation in Pathways to Education Canada Snapshot of Youth Led Engagement in Thunder Bay.
We were excited last summer to continue to support the partnership between RMYC and Pathways to Education Canada, who have generously provided support to employ six youth who led a community mapping project. The youth engaged with local organizations to determine what supports, programs and activities are available to students, in particular Indigenous students. So far in 2020 the youth team in Thunder Bay, made of of students from every high school and the college planned and hosted the Voices of Youth Talking Circle, which brought more than 100 people to listen to seven brave Indigenous students sitting in one of our Supported Sharing Circles, share their experiences growing up Indigenous in Thunder Bay.
We are thrilled to share that our time in Thunder Bay has come to a close, in a day to day way. As always our intention is to create spaces for local organizations to carry forward the work and Pathways Canada and the RMYC have collaborated to continue exploring the opportunities in the city for a Pathways Program. They are actively meeting with their youth planning team twice a week online, and providing support to them throughout these challenging times. We look forward to following along and helping support the online or in-person (down the road) Voices of Youth 2020!
Nine Indigenous Young Elite Athletes Attended Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games
Mekite’tm 2019: I Am Proud, was driven by Waneek Horn-Miller, the first Mohawk woman to compete in the Olympics, (she was the co-captain of Team Canada Water Polo team in Sydney), and a Gold Medal Winner in the 1999 Pan Am Games, led our team in 2019 to once in a lifetime experience for Indigenous youth. With our experience traveling internationally with children and youth, Waneek's expertise in sport, Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild as our Elder for cultural support along with Dr. Marie Wilson as an ally and Grandmother, who together worked with the powerful team of nine young people, all Indigenous elite athletes who were both inspired and were inspired by witnessing the Lima Pan American Games 2019 and taking part in cultural activities, including a visit to Machu Picchu. Meet The Mekite'tm Delegation.
If you're curious as to the experience they had, this short film helps tell their story.
Your Voice Matters
We only get stronger when we self-reflect and listen to those in our network: our clients, participants in Three Things designed projects and programs and the communities we support. Please take less than 5 minutes and share your insight, experience and ideas - and help us grow to be a stronger network of leading consultants across Canada ensuring everyone knows #the3Things - you matter, you are important and you belong. Click the image below to take part!
Some Things That Have Happened
Walking the Path of Peace Together
This year we are happy to announce our yearlong commitment to support Walking the Path of Peace Together; a partnership made up of members of our local Indigenous community here in Kingston, where Three Things is based and who many on our team are proud members of, along with Faith United Church and their congregation. Using our resources, the best we way we can, this commitment of in-kind and monetary contributions will help further the relationship building taking place, planning and execution of how the two communities can share the role and responsibility to care for a piece of land that Faith United has long waited to determine its best use. Coming as a result of their learning via the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, this became their plan: ensure there is space for reflection, sharing and healing, in partnership with the Indigenous community. We were humbled to work for Faith United in early 2018, visiting and engaging with 100’s of Indigenous community members, resulting in this report, Walking the Path of Peace Together Final Report which is driving forward this important movement. Read it today and follow along on the new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Walking-the-Path-of-Peace-Together-2231188857147655/. There are exciting things happening and in 202 we are honoured to support this movement that is demonstrating reconciliation in action.
Mapping Out the Future For Youth In Renfrew County
Rural youth voices matter and often, they do not feel heard in the important discussions taking place across Canada on youth issues, policy and voice. We have been thrilled to partner with our friends at the Students Commission of Canada and work with Renfrew County and District Health Unit and Renfrew County Youth Network throughout the year which resulted in the release of the 2018 Renfrew County Youth Needs Assessment Report. A youth strategy will help ensure that youth voice helps influence the supports, services and spaces for young people in Eastern Ontario.
Indigenous Awareness Community Talking Circles
As we wrap up a year of Community Talking Circles for the City of Kingston, a component of their Engage for Change project, we are launching these important Circles across Canada. Learn more by clicking here.
Msit No'Kmaq: All My Relations
45 Indigenous young people representing 31 First Nations, 3 Inuit regions 7 urban centres sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, from Halifax, Nova Scotia to La Havre (France) in August 2017 as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, all while taking part in Msit No’Kmaq, a Sail Training and Youth Leadership Program. To learn more, click here.
Building Your Community: We Are
Indigenous owned with a national scope of partners and clients.
A team of diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous consultants with expertise in various sectors, specializing in working with youth, communities, not-for-profits, and government.
Recognized leaders and respected helpers working in partnership with you, your organization, and your community. Bringing people together.
Skilled in positive youth and community development, leading to safe, strong and healthy spaces for growth and action.
Leadership, Experience, and Innovation. That's Three Things Consulting.
Building On Your Strengths: We Provide
Motivational and Inspiring Speakers
Trainings and Workshops for Youth and Adults
Creative Community and Youth Consultations
Cross Cultural Relationship and Capacity Building
Innovative and Creative Development for Community or Youth Programming and Special Projects
Reliable and Professional Project Management at Local, Regional or National Levels
Meaningful Event Management and Consultation for Youth and Adults
Consultative, Guidance and Advice on Youth and Community Trends
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Not just three statements; #the3Things are a way of life.
Your needs matter to us, they are important and if you are interested in working in partnership with youth or your community, you have a place where you belong.