Tehatsistahawi Kennedy is an Anishinaabe and Onyota’a:ka Woodland Style Artist from Beausoleil First Nation and Oneida Nation of the Thames. “Connectivity and balance are two feelings I wanted to invoke when drawing and colouring this art piece. With the Vision and Goal of the EleV program in mind, I decided to draw five geese flying together while vibrant florals connect and surround them all. I wanted all the geese to be equally coloured and take up the same amount of space. The florals and lines that surround them; however, are all unique in colour variations, representing the unique aspirations, obstacles, and stories each Indigenous individual carries into the world. hotdogwaterart.com   @hotdog.water.art

Taking Flight Together

The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper.

The Foundation’s lead program in Canada is EleV. EleV recognizes that Indigenous youth are the youngest, fastest growing population in the country and the leaders and agents of change for their communities and the country as a whole.

The EleV Roadmap to 2030 confirms the program’s Vision, Goals, Strategic Outcomes and the way we will work with Indigenous youth and communities to move forward.

Learn more about our work in this video series.

Episode 5 Out Now – Listen to the New EleV Program Podcast

Young People Know is a five-part podcast series featuring the voices and experiences of young Indigenous leaders, co-created and co-produced by the Mastercard Foundation EleV Program and Good Influence Films. Learn more.

Who we are

Co-created with and confirmed by Indigenous youth and communities, EleV’s Vision is for Indigenous young people to be living Mino Bimaadiziwin – “a good life”, in the Anishinaabe language.

Learn more about our mission and vision


Read the May edition of our newsletter to explore a powerful new video featuring three Indigenous young people who have harnessed training opportunities provided through the Oẏateki Partnership to transition to meaningful work aligned with their values and aspirations.

The Way We Work

Built on co-creation, listening, learning, respect, reciprocity, and commitment, EleV supports Indigenous-led solutions to transform systems of education and employment to better serve and meet the needs of Indigenous youth.

Learn More About EleV


EleV works with Partners in every region of Canada. Our partners are Indigenous-led or are working in deep partnership with Indigenous youth, communities or organizations.

Learn More About EleV Partners

Youth Voices

At the EleV Program, we seek to uplift and amplify the voices of Indigenous young people as agents of change in their communities and in Canada as a whole. The visions and aspirations of Indigenous youth are central to the EleV Program.

Learn More About Our Youth Voices

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