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Urban Edge: Summer Edition

Urban Edge: Summer 2018 Click here to read: Urban Edge Summer 2018 Articles: Change by Kent Dueck Ma’wa’chi’hi’to’tan: Journey in a Good Way Conference Save the Date – Calling to Connect Gala – October 19, 2018 Introducing Story Studio The Prodigral Son in MYC by Jeremy Zehr Pray for the North End Join our Gem Lake Wilderness Camp team   ICYA Urban Edge Summer...

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Introducing the Story Studio

What is the Story Studio? The Story Studio is a safe space in which the storyteller can express their story in whatever way best suits them.  It can be by verbally sharing, through music, art, creative writing, and more. The Story Studio was designed to be used in a number of different ways.  Everyone expresses themselves in different ways and we want to honour that, and be able to capture their story well.  The Story Studio features: High quality camera and microphones for those that would like to verbally share their story. It can be recorded on video, or audio only. Studio equipment able to record original music. We can turn this space in to a basic recording booth so you can add your lyrics to any track that you bring in!  We can also record live instruments if you want to bring along your acoustic guitar. Art supplies for those that express themselves through art. You can also use the equipment to sit and write. TV and speakers for those that want to use the Story Studio to listen to music, or to listen to stories that have been saved in the local archive. Why Stories? Is there anything more powerful than a story?  What else can encompass and teach of love, pain, struggle, hope, and so much more.  In the words of best-selling author Brené Brown, “stories are data with soul”.  Stories allow the storyteller to process and gain clarity on an event, lift the weight of holding on to painful emotions, share joy and wisdom, and better relate to their listeners.  Listening to stories helps us relate to our own struggles and emotions and gain wisdom on personal situations both past and present. Our hope is that through stories we will help to create a deeper sense of understanding, love, and respect; both within individuals, our community, and beyond. “What did I gained by sharing my story?  The ability to see beyond it.  To notice that I’m not the only one who experiences disappointment and loss.  I feel deeper compassion for those sustaining great losses.  My...

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2018 Gem Lake Wilderness Camp Staff Needed

Available Job Openings for 2018: Camp Counsellors (July – August) Assistant Program Coordinator (May – August) This summer you can make a lasting impression in the lives of at-risk kids and youth from Winnipeg’s North End! We’re looking for adventure seekers and risk takers who love Jesus and love the outdoors.  Camp staff will need to fundraise for their salaries; however, ICYA has a donation program to help staff reach their goals. Message us for details. Job Descriptions Camp Counselor: We are looking for Cabin Leaders for July and August who are committed Christians, 17-25 years of age, love to have fun and want to share their faith with others.  You need to be energetic, have a passion for the outdoors and a heart for the kids and youth from the inner city.  Responsibilities include leading a cabin of 3-5 youth together with another counsellor; participate in camp program activities, games and skits.  This position includes orientation and staff training before summer, as well as, a debrief time at the end of summer. Assistant Program Coordinator: This position runs from May through August.  In May/June you would work in our Winnipeg office along with the Camp Program Coordinator to help plan the summer camp program.  During July and August you would be a senior counsellor and also help with the coordination and running of the camp program.  A driver’s licence would be an asset for this position. Send your resume or questions to: camp@icya.ca or call...

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2017 Annual Report

As a ministry partner you have joined us in giving, praying, and volunteering! This report is a snap shot of the impact of your support as we work together to bring hope to the core.  From all of us, thank you! Click here to read: 2017 ICYA Annual...

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Indigenous Leadership Initiative

New Initiative! Building leaders from the North End for the North End! ICYA is launching a new Indigenous Leadership Initiative. The Christian Family Center and an anonymous donor has caught the vision we have for leaders by seeding $150,000 towards hiring young leaders from our community. Our supporters have told us that this just makes sense! Last year 25% of our volunteer hours were done by youth from the neighbourhood so these leaders are committed to transforming their community. ICYA has determined that we need to commit ourselves to hiring more Indigenous youth to be a vital part of our ministry and the Indigenous Leadership Initiative will make that possible. We are very excited about this bold new direction. Our local leaders work to raise funds for their positions, but most have no connection outside of their community on which to call for support. We are seeking donors to walk alongside these local leaders. Please prayerfully consider encouraging and helping our local leaders through your prayers and finances. As a donor you will team up with Indigenous leaders and you’ll also receive regular updates from our team of leaders you support. Your single or monthly donation can impact over 7 different ICYA staff throughout the year! Even more during our summer programming! Send your donation marked Indigenous Leadership Initiative in the enclosed return envelope, or call 204-582-8779, or visit...

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Our Bridge Drop-in Hours

Schedule Clubs (Bible Study) for ages 13-21 in Old Bridge Monday 6:30PM – 10:00PM Young Adults Drop-in for ages 18-28 Monday 6:30PM – 9:00PM Teens Drop-in for ages 13-19 Tuesday 6:30PM – 10:00PM Pre-Teens Drop-in for ages 10-12 Wednesday 6:30PM – 9:00PM Kids Drop-in for ages 5-9 Thursday 6:30PM – 9:00PM Teens Drop-in for ages 13-19 Saturday 6:30PM – 1:00AM More program details can be found here: The Bridge Drop-in Questions? Call us: 204-582-8779, or email us:...

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