Blueprint has developed a new mental health program to re-engage remote communities we have visited in the past, and engage youth who were to young to attend our program previously. We will still deliver our flagship week intensive where we become the replacement school for a week, but we will not only employ traditional cultural elements but we will be also designing a full community show incorporating, dance, stomping and drumming.
Stephen “Buddha” Leafloor, 57, is a Canadian B-boy Elder, street dancer, youth outreach worker, speaker, and social worker. On Friday, November 25, 2016, he will receive the Meritorious Service Cross at Rideau Hall in Ottawa from Governor General David Johnston. The Meritorious Service Cross (M.S.C)The Civil Division Cross recognizes a deed or an activity that has been performed in an outstandingly professional manner, or according to uncommonly high standards; the activity is often innovative, sets an example for others to follow, improves the quality of life of a community and brings considerable benefit or honour to Canada.
How BluePrintForLife is using break-dancing to break barriers and help native communities hip-hop their way to healing. Read article
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Check out the new promo video for our exciting new sister Company
Recent news story on the Canadian Floor Masters 30th anniversary
and how Stephen Leafloor grew BluePrintForLife into a national
outreach program impacting over 5000 youth in aboriginal communities.
Blueprint founder does a TEd talk from the heart about
growing up with bullying and turning extreme rage into
something positive. Also reflects on the healing work
they do in the Arctic with a story about “Frost Graffiti”.
Blueprint partners with Boehringer Ingleheim and Ashoka
This video is a great short overview of Blueprints work
and features youth from Kuujjuaq in Nunavik.
Blueprint for life recently launched its anti-bullying campaign in the high arctic communities of Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord. We are committed to making the new heroes in communities the kind people by recognizing their day to day acts of kindness. We also recently launched this program in the small Inuit community of Akulivik, Nunavik. Stay tuned for exciting updates of this program.
Buddha was recently selected as one of Canada’s top 45 over 45 by Zoomers Magazine. He joins a group of prestigious Canadians such as David Suzuki, Jack Layton, Fred Penner, Michaelle Jean etc. Read Articles…
A great short video on the work BluePrint does -featuring youth from Salluit and Inuvik !
Intergenerational Healing around the effects of Residential Schools
Am amazing week took place in Kugaaruk Nunavut. Blueprint was partnered with Pauktuutit (The National Women’s Inuit Association). Parents, Elders and Youth were all brought together for Cultural activities, dance, music, art, and lots of healing exercises. To our knowledge this is one of the first inter- generational healing program around the effects of residential schools. A feature documentary is being created on this amazing week and the report and evaluation being developed is hope to serve as inspiration and a possible model for other communities both Inuit and First Nation.
A great story featuring the youth from Kuujjuaq that we have been working with. They are part of the Pivallianiq-KMHB Hip-hop Club. BluePrint is partnered with the Kativik housing board to develop creative ways of reducing vandalism and creating community pride in youth.
The 15-minute video was produced through a partnership between NAHOs Honouring Life Network and the Ilisaqsivik Society in Clyde River on Baffin Island. Â The video was shot by a local group of youth and features a community program which inspires youth by combining hip hop dancing with hope.