Sekweha means “for the youth” in Dene. We are a community-led initiative that exists to encourage and empower our youth through positive programming and activities. Sekweha’s vision is for a healthy, safe and sustainable community that helps children and young people gain the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to be successful and to make a positive contribution to their community.
Our mission is to provide programs and activities that make growing up in Janvier a positive experience. The Experiential Learning Initiative is one of our highlight programs, focusing on the concept of “walking in two worlds” through the integration of culture and curriculum. We work in our schools to run monthly programming including land-based experiences, such as trapping and skinning, medicine walks and duck plucking, while weaving Alberta learner outcomes into lesson plans.
Sekweha is open daily, providing healthy meals, a safe space, programming and activities for youth ages 8 to 17. Guided by a volunteer board of directors, the Sekweha Youth Team works diligently to provide a fun, family-oriented space.
Certificate of Incorporation for Janvier Sekweha Youth Center
Sekweha implements Cultural Sacred Teachings project with approval of Alberta Education
Sekweha doors officially open
Community begins build on Sekweha playground
Sekweha enters 3-year Contribution Agreement with Suncor
Sekweha celebrates 10 years