RAY of Hope is a group with a mission of spreading a message of hope and life to Indigenous youth. The committee was founded after a group of Six Nations youth recognized a need for the communication of supports and events that are available to our reserve that improves community health and livelihood. Despite the rich culture and community that Six Nations offers, there remains the issues of suicide, addiction, and mental illness among our youth. By bridging this gap between community resources, events, and supports, it is our belief that we can aid in creating a healthier and more sustainable community. We aim to reduce stigmas surrounding mental health, increase community awareness and education surrounding suicide prevention and signs that someone is considering harming themselves, in addition to promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviours.
RAY of Hope aims to create a healthier and more sustainable community for Six Nations youth and the seven generations to come.
RAY of Hope is a grassroots association, by-youth-for-youth, focused on suicide prevention and the promotion of wellness through community, culture, language, and education.