Communities Building Youth Futures

CBYF is an initiative which aims at improving youth education, employment and programming in Portage la Prairie.
We attempt to assess and address barriers for youth between the ages 15-29 in the community specifically around education and meaningful employment.


Our Vision

Improve graduation rates and opportunities for post graduations studies.
Improve employment rates. Build a generation that has a sense of belonging to our community.
Instill hope and optimism in youth.
Be a community that provides equal opportunity for everyone.
Issues we want to address:
Make portage welcoming for youth being inclusive and supportive
Bridge employment, education, well-being and opportunity equity gaps
Empower youth voice to lead poverty reduction strategies
Empower youth to build pride in themselves and their community

Our Values

Commit to a shared vision of an increasingly youth motivated and driven community, by using strengths-based and evidence-based practice.
Operate with transparency, objectiveness, pragmatism.
Respect each other’s diversity and autonomy and maintain an environment of trust, equality and reciprocity.
Foster a collaborative process to achieve the best coordinated outcomes.

Get in touch and find out how you can be part of the CBYF family.   CBYF@portagecrc.com

CBYF Partners: 

Our partners involved in leading the initiative:
Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation (PCRC)
Portage School Division
Southern Health-Santé Sud
Portage Learning and Literacy Centre (PLLC)
Youth for Christ (YFC)
Portage Friendship Centre (PFC)
Red River College (RRC)
City of Portage
Chamber of Commerce
Portage Regional Economic Development (PRED)
Long Plain First Nation (LPFN)
5 to 6 local youth from different sector

CBYF Research & Survey Links:

Youth Engagement Survey – LINK

Student Input Survey – LINK

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