About Youth Development
MLTC Child & Family Services serves nine First Nation communities in northwest Saskatchewan, with the City of Meadow Lake as the largest service center. These communities represent two linguistic groups, Cree in the Southern five communities and Dene in the northern four communities.
MLTC partners with numerous organizations such as; FSIN Sports, Culture and Recreation Board, Sask. Sports, Sport Governing Bodies and Sask. Lotteries, to plan safe, fun and beneficial Sport and Recreation programs for the First Nations youth. A large part of the Sports & Youth Program is the coordination of the Saskatchewan First Nation Winter and Summer Games. Duties include, hosting identification camps, evaluating and selecting of the MLTC team. These games are seen as an opportunity to allow First Nations youth to participate in sports such as athletics, golf, hockey and broomball in an environment that is both supportive and as well as competitive. MLTC Sports and Youth Program support the delivery of community-based recreation and leisure programming for the First Nations by offering ideas for sport-related activities. It gives FN youth the opportunity to develop and grow as young adults. The Sports & Youth Program has delivered Sport Development clinics in the areas of; soccer, golf, badminton, hockey and softball. These clinics not only give our youth the skills to play, but also helps them in building relationships with other youth within MLTC.