Project Reclaim is a youth-driven, land-based project that engages youth from the Tsartlip Nation to lead their community in healing from, resisting, and preventing violence through two key, interconnected program components: 1) youth-led land restoration to create greener, healthier community spaces, and 2) the youth-led development and delivery of culturally relevant violence prevention curricula in middle and high schools. Together, these program components work to foster safer communities free from violence.
Project Reclaim uses a mentorship model, through which Tsartlip youth will be supported by and learn from elders and community mentors. This intergenerational project is implemented by the hands of all willing community members of WSANEC nation (Tsartlip, Tseycum, Tsawout and Pauquachin).
Through Project Reclaim, we will make public spaces in the Tsartlip community safer, healthier, and more accessible for all community members.