Youth, Arts and Media Team

"No Risk. No Story." by Tony Eetak
"No Risk. No Story." by Tony Eetak

No Risk. No Story.

It's often the risks you take that transform into your most compelling stories.

“No Risk. No Story.”

This quote is the heartbeat of every entrepreneurial journey, especially in industries as dynamic and vibrant as arts and food. It means that without stepping out of your comfort zone, without daring to be bold and innovative, there won’t be any incredible stories to tell or legacies to leave behind.

Sure, the thought of risking your resources, energy, and time can be daunting. But think of the excitement that comes with it—the adrenaline of seeing your vision come to life, the pride of overcoming challenges, and the joy of creating something truly unique. It’s these very risks that transform into your most compelling stories.

In the world of arts and food, it’s not just about following trends—it’s about setting them. It’s about being brave enough to explore uncharted territories and passionate enough to keep pushing even when the going gets tough. Our Mission? Unite Kindness.

No Risk. No Story.

About our summer programming

Youth, Arts and Media Team summer activities are supported with funding and support from a number of partners and collaborators, including: Global Dignity CanadaInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the University of Minnesota DuluthManitoba Agriculture and the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. We also thank the OpenAI Researcher Access ProgramAgri-Food and Agriculture Canada and the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Skills Program. Thank you for supporting the Youth, Arts and Media Team.

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Tony Eetak

Tony Eetak is an emerging Inuk youth artist and cultural connector based in Winnipeg, Manitoba and Nunavut who enjoys music, visual and performing arts. Tony has been a dedicated volunteer for arts events for more than five years with organizations and projects including the Arviat Film Society, Global Dignity Canada, the ArcticNet-supported Inclusion in Northern Research, Creativity for Entrepreneurship with the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the Winnipeg-based hub of the Our People, Our Climate art project with the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. As a founding member of @1860 Winnipeg Arts, Tony’s work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Greenhouse and the Manitoba Arts Council Indigenous 360 programs. He is also a founding volunteer member of the Manitoba-based non-profit organization Niriqatiginnga. In 2023 Tony was named a National Role Model by the organization Global Dignity Canada.

Read our 2024 Summer Update

The Youth Employment and Skills Program (YESP) will contribute approximately $13.5 million to projects that employ youth and youth facing barriers. Each project will be eligible to receive up to $14,000 in matching funds to employ one (1) employee. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is one of several Government of Canada departments participating in the Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Driven by Youth and Volunteers

As a community program, nurturing the skills, knowledge, and networks of our future leaders, this unique, pilot program contributes beyond the success of its participants. It also aims to lay foundations for sustainable and impactful business and entrepreneurship programming.

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