Welcome to USAY

By nurturing self-empowerment, and fostering healthy collaboration and communication the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth (USAY) strives to enrich the lives of all urban Aboriginal youth to ensure healthy future generations. USAY will ensure we meet our vision and mission by developing programs in three main areas; education, traditional languages, and arts based programs.

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Thank you Hines Canada Management!
USAY would like to sincerely thank Hines Canada Management for their generous donation of a tipi to our organization. Each year Hines works with local Elders and knowledge keepers to create beautifully painted and traditionally crafted tipis to display at Eighth Avenue Place. Those tipis are then donated to local organizations and community members for […]


2016 USAY Backpack Giveaway! Thank you Volunteers!!!
   USAY sincerely thanks all of the sponsors, health fair vendors, volunteers, and participants that attended our annual USAY Backpack Giveaway. We had over 500 Aboriginal children, youth and adults attend the event this year, with 300 children and youth from pre-school to post-secondary receiving a backpacks. Those that attended the event also accessed important […]

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    New Tribe Magazine: June 2014

    New Tribe Magazine

    UPDATE: USAY received funding for New Tribe Magazine from the federal government until March 31, 2014 when the funding stream was changed.

    New Tribe Magazine was a monthly publication that was distributed for free throughout the city of Calgary. The goal of New Tribe was to promote community and culture within Calgary, and to encourage youth to express themselves through various forms of media.

    Watch the evolution of New Tribe Magazine click here

    New Tribe Magazine

    Services & Programs

    Check out USAY’s online services and programs. We have resources to help you obtain employment, build a career-path, and manage your finances. We also have an online Aboriginal Awareness course to help non-Aboriginal employers learn how to recruit and retain Aboriginal employees.

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    Special Thanks to our Community Partners & Funders:
    Government of Canada Alberta Lottery Fund

    This website was produced with financial assistance provided by Western Economic diversification of Canada.