As an organization driven by the desire to educate and empower children and youth around the world, we were excited to join a highly respected and influential group at Queen’s Park on Monday morning to officially launch Feathers of Hope: A First Nations Youth Action Plan. This report from Ontario’s Advocate for Children and Youth includes three main recommendations and a series of ‘steps to make hope real’ as outlined by 160 youth from 64 of Ontario’s northern First Nations communities.
Samantha Crowe has been with the Ontario Child Advocate since 2012. Her role in the first five years at the office was a Youth Amplifier on the Feathers of Hope project. In 2017, Samantha became a Community Development Advisor. She is a proud Anishinaabe Kwe from Lake Helen First Nation, but resides in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Samantha has recently graduated from Lakehead University with an Honours Bachelor of Social Work Degree, with a Concentration of Indigenous Learning. When Samantha is not busy with school or work, she loves to be on the land, play hockey or baseball, spend time with friends and family, travel, and be creative in whatever way she can. She is passionate about young people in her work and everyday life because she believes that everyone should have equal opportunity to play, learn, and grow into the person they want to be.