You Matter. You Are Important. You Belong.


We provide a strengths-based approach to engaging communities, organizations, governments, adults and young people. We will inspire you, motivate you, and share the tools for you to do the same for others. Contact us today for more information.

Things That Are Happening

We are excited to announce we are about to head off on our Atlantic Canada adventure, the final component of We’re Listening 2024: Indigenous Youth Voices Matter in Atlantic Canada!

At these youth socials, for Indigenous youth between 13-18 years old, you can join us and hear the recommendations (ideas from Indigenous youth about things they think need to be done by adults) that were created by young people, just like you!

This free event will have youth leaving with ideas on how they can speak out and speak up in their communities, schools, and organizations and have their important voices heard!

We’re heading to New Brunswick on June 9th, Prince Edward Island on June 10th, Newfoundland on June 12th, and Labrador on June 14th! Click below to learn more!

Do you want to hear the youth’s voices? Download their Recommendations Report below.

If you’re a young person looking for ideas on how you can share these recommendations, download the tool below! It shares some tips and ideas how you can make sure that others are listening to the voices of youth as well!

The link between confidence and resilience is supported by research, and how when you work to build one, the other naturally follows. When you are confident, you believe in your ability to bounce back when life happens. We know that for young people, life really happens: quickly, and challenging at times. Resilience occurs when young people experience bumps in their path and thrive through them often enough that they understand they can do it again, and in turn, builds their confidence that they can tackle life successfully.

Having confidence, especially in yourself, means that you have faith in your abilities and capacity. In other words, you believe you can take on any challenge or task and find the resources to do it well. Your self-esteem is high. Being confident shows inner strength and self-reliance. As you build confidence, you also bolster your inner strength. Consequently, one feeds the other and you are self-assured about facing even the most challenging times in life.

Building confidence isn’t that different than building muscles at the gym. You do sit ups and such to build core muscles that hold you upright—the more you flex them, the quicker you can get up and the longer you can stand. The same is true for building the confidence muscle.

Confidence also comes from knowing who you are and how you want to walk in the world. For First Nations youth, confidence is anchored in genuinely believing #the3Things: they matter, they are important, and they belong.

It is why we are developing and designing Increased Confidence = Increased Resilience = Stronger Futures; a Youth Voice, Development and Healing Gathering. We want to provide a ‘gym’ for Indigenous young people to attend over four days to explore, expand and experience what confidence is, and can lead to in their lives.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to build strong futures for young people and your community.

We couldn’t be more excited to share that We’re Listening, in partnership with the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation, will be creating spaces for Indigenous youth, between 13 – 18 years old who live in Atlantic Canada, to share their experiences, expertise, and ideas on how to strengthen the lives of themselves and their peers! Be sure to click the image above to learn more about how you can ensure that Indigenous youth in Atlantic Canada know that their voices matter!

The world can be a challenging place to live. Let’s be honest. It isn’t that it can be, it is.

So what’s happening at Three Things is this ongoing reminder to those in our Circle along with our visitors and friends:

Don’t just take time, but make time to stop, breath, slow down, connect to others, the land around you, the water, or something bigger…we are continually reminded of the hurt in the world – and that’s a lot.

It’s OK to make time without the TV or devices.

It’s OK to not fully understand what or why things happen.

It’s OK to not be OK with the state of the world.

It’s OK to take care of you in the best way you can.

Make time for it. Make time for you. You are worth it.

You Matter. You Are Important. You Belong.

We continue to keep All Our Relations in our thoughts and offerings, and will continue to do so. If not for you, for ourselves. It reminds us that the path to peace is anchored in our understand that peace is within us to share.

Read below for more opportunities that are available for 2024!

Youth voice matters as it provides an invaluable perspective on the issues that matter most to young people.

Youth are the present and the future, and their voices are critical to creating a better path forward for all. By listening to the perspectives of young people, we can better understand the challenges they face and co-create solutions tailored to their needs.

Furthermore, empowering young people to make their voices heard is essential for their development and empowerment. It provides them with an opportunity to express their opinions and be heard, and to feel valued and respected. It is also an important part of building their confidence, resilience, and self-esteem.

Finally, listening to the perspectives of young people is vital for creating meaningful and lasting change. It ensures that their needs and experiences are considered when making decisions and policies, and it encourages more diverse perspectives and more equitable outcomes.

Youth voices are essential for creating a stronger, healthier and better future for us all.

Read more or download below how we can walk together in 2024!

Come Walk With Us…Join In On Conversations That Matter

Come Walk With Us… WOW! We’ve started our fourth year of creating space where we hang out with folks with awesome stories to share, laugh lots, talk about taking care of ourselves, and each other and remind our friends that #youmatter, #youareimportant and #youbelong! A huge thank you to all, the new and old, who joined us on the show, and the thousands of folks who have tuned in and spent a Saturday night coming to walk with us…

And even thought you’ve spent Saturday nights with us since 2000, this year we’ve moved to Sunday – and stream both on our Facebook and YouTube channels. So, grab a tea, and Come Walk With Us….every Sunday at 7:00 PM EST.

And, if you have a story you want to share – reach out and we would love to have you join us on a Saturday night! Read more below:

Remember you can catch previous episodes on our Facebook page anytime!

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 gathering.  We are so grateful for them and 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 are grateful they have stayed connected during these challenging past few years and have been enjoying the chance to see them, in person, working together to create change.

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
  • Training 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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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.

3 Things Consulting

There are many choices available for organizations, communities and governments when engaging with outside vendors to support their activities, develop and deliver community-based programming, offer services including program evaluations, process facilitation and communications and provide strategic advice. Most provide quality work and it can be a challenge to determine the best fit for your needs. Based on the number of clients who have engaged with us repeatedly, we believe we can be the fit you are looking for. We have found when we share values with our clients, we are able to develop lasting relationships that provide meaningful and measurable results from our work. We root our work in traditional knowledge and processes, research and science and years of experience. We are Three Things Consulting. We are an Indigenous owned and incorporated company, originally a collaboration between three innovators with a combined experience of more than seventy years in facilitation, evaluation, program design, youth and adult gathering development and management, community and youth engagement, project and research development and implementation, training and capacity building, assessment, strategic planning, partnership/program development and knowledge sharing. Our roots and process are tied to a core lesson learned from our work: people matter, are important and belong. Our focus is on engagement, development, motivation and healing. We share #the3Things with young people, their families, communities and allies reminding them that they matter, are important and that they belong.
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3 Things ConsultingFriday, June 21st, 2024 at 2:31pm
A celebration of Indigenous courage on National Indigenous Peoples Day with our young friends from Kashechewan First Nation who are building their confidence this weekend, and in turn their capacity for resilience, ensuring a stronger future for themselves, their families and their Nation. Thrilled to be hosting it with the support of Choose Life, and our friends from Atlific Hotels Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa Downtown.
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3 Things ConsultingMonday, June 10th, 2024 at 3:12pm
Grateful to be in Lennox Island First Nation tonight with local youth and leaders as young people hear the recommendations coming from the 20 youth who took part in Listen Up 2024 earlier this year. So proud to work in partnership with Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation and the wonderful allies here in Lennox Island to host this important night!
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3 Things ConsultingTuesday, June 4th, 2024 at 6:13pm
We share our heartfelt sympathy for the Googoo family, Membertou First Nation, and the many lives were enriched by the late Levina Googoo. Three Things and the Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation will be rescheduling this coming Saturday's Indigenous Youth Engagement Session and will provide an updated date and plan later in the month.

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