The Manitoba government has launched the MYMB youth outreach program to help young people from different cultures work together to break down ethnic barriers and help promote a greater respect for other cultures.
Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Christine Melnick made the announcement Saturday at The Forks to coincide with Multicultural Day.
“This exciting program will bring together positive, volunteer role models and young people so each can learn from one another, share their stories of overcoming cultural obstacles and build stronger selves and communities,” Melnick said.
“Our hope is to bring together thousands of youth from different communities across the province to share their personal stories of overcoming challenges and never giving up.”
According to the province, more than 25 percent of Winnipeg’s population will be people from visible minority communities by 2031.
Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber Obby Khan is a MYMB mentor and program captain.