Thompson Community Circle
The City of Thompson is located 740km north of Winnipeg. It has a population of 12,830 of which about 48% are under the age of 24. Thompson’s major industry is nickel mining and its major employer is Vale. Vale has contributed generously to the VOICE Research Project. The Thompson Community Circle is comprised of a broad group of community stakeholders including the School District of Mystery Lake, Manitoba Métis Federation, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., Vale, and Manitoba Hydro. The Thompson Community Circle has adopted three success pathways: Cultural Proficiency, Land-based Education, and the Cultural, Economic, Political, and Social (CEPS) Youth Leadership program.