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We post as much knowledge and information here on this tab to help and support our youths who want to tackle learning new skills, accessing training or looking for educational funding.

We want to help you take the right step forward.

Summer Company Program

Enterprise Renfrew County is now accepting applications for the Summer Company Program. If you know any students returning to school in September 2023, ages 15-29 that are interested, please send them my contact information. I have attached two posters with information about Summer Company.


Lindsay Debertin

Program Officer

Enterprise Renfrew County

Office: 613-735-8224 ext. 466

Cell: 613-312-9355

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Summer Company poster 2023[3523]

Upcoming Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Central Business Forum (AOO File CF 49-1-4)

Kiewit Infrastructure Group will be the Community Sponsor for the upcoming Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Central Business Forum. The event takes place on February 7, 2023, at the Marriott Eaton Centre in Toronto. The Central Business Forum starts at 10:00am and runs through to 5:00pm. As part of Kiewit’s sponsorship package, they are provided with a ticket allocated for an Indigenous Post-Secondary student to attend the event.

The Consultation Office is currently working to contact Algonquin students directly, however, if any of you know of any Algonquin students in the Toronto area who would be interested in attending this event, please contact myself or Melissa Knight directly.

For more information and details of the event, please see:


Ted Rogers Scholarship Fund For Indigenous Students

The Ted Rogers Scholarship through Indspire is for Canadian Indigenous students entering their first year of a post-secondary program in the fall of 2023.  It is a renewable award of $2500 per year for students enrolled in a minimum two-year post-secondary program to a maximum of four years.  While enrolled in post-secondary students must maintain a full-time course load to receive the renewed support each year.

Students who attended post-secondary previous to the fall 2023 are not eligible, therefore do not apply if you do not meet the requirements outlined below.

  • Start Date: January 12
  • End Date: March 1
  • Requirements:
    • Students must be entering into full time studies in a first bachelor’s degree or first diploma program at a Canadian accredited university or college.
    • Program must be a minimum of 2 years in duration.
    • University preparatory programs in any jurisdiction are not eligible (e.g. (CEGEPs – pre-university diploma).
    • Students must be under the age of 29 and a Canadian citizen and have a valid social insurance number.
    • Students who have received an Indspire award are not eligible.

For more information click on the link provided:

Email Received by:

Connie Mielke ANR/Chief of The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation

Ontario Indigenous Internship Opportunities

Ontario Ministry of Economic Development


Major Collaboration Announcement

The Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation’s team is happy to announce to all the members the new collaboration with Champlain E P&C. Champlain E P&C is a company specializing in Electrical systems, Protection & Controls for hydroelectric power stations.

Champlain E P&C Inc. (CEPC) is pleased to offer student awards to Indigenous students attending community colleges and universities in Ontario or Quebec. Their student awards program helps students to obtain the education they need to build a rewarding career. The program highlights our commitment to youth and education by offering financial assistance to students.

Two annual awards, valued at $2,500.00 each will be offered to qualified First Nations (status or non-status), students currently enrolled fulltime in a program.

Applicants must submit an information package to Maurane Poirier, Community and Economic Development Coordinator, including:

– A letter highlighting their qualifications/interest in the CEPC student Award;

– A copy of nominee’s most recent official transcript; and

– A copy of nominee’s current resume listing work, volunteer and extracurricular activities (full-time and part-time).

The award recipients are nominated by a committee formed by the Algonquins of Greater Golden Lake First Nation and CEPC.

Following acceptance of the nominee(s), the Committee provides a letter of congratulations to each award recipient along with the accompanying award cheque to be presented to the recipient(s) at the community office.

For more information or to register please contact Maurane Poirier.

Maurane Poirier
Community and Economic Development Coordinator – AGGLFN


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Contact North


Bored at home ? In need of a little bit of challenge ? Why don’t you get your degree, diploma or certificate, or upgrade your skills online without leaving your community with Contact North?

Enroll in one of more than 2,600 online programs and 42,000 online courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 23 public universities, 9 Aboriginal institutes, 76 district school boards, 200 literacy and basic skills training providers and 20 skills development training providers, without leaving your community.

Are you interested in :

  • Learning about budgeting or the basics of credit, loans, and interest ? If the answer is yes, the Banking and Everyday Math course could be for you!
  • Learning what soft skills are, and why employers are looking for employees who have them ? If the answer is yes, the Soft Skills for Work course might be for you !
  • Learning the basics when using the Internet and email ? If the answer is yes, the Introduction to Internet and email course might be for you !

You want to study online but don’t have the equipment you need? Contact North can help with a free loaner laptop and internet for remote and distance learning courses, web-based courses, and training! Equipment is shipped within five business days of approval and free technical support is available to get you started right away!

If you are interested, please contact your Community and Development Coordinator, Maurane Poirier, at She will be able to put you in contact with the Pembroke Contact North representative and help you enroll in a course!


The Edge Factor Platform

They equip K-12 and postsecondary schools, businesses, workforce development organizations, and families with e-learning tools to showcase industries and careers, teach soft skills, show how STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) comes alive in the real world, and highlight local training and career opportunities.
See link below for more information



Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

For more information click on the following link:


Environmental Scan from United Way, Eastern Ontario on the Employment Gap for Indigenous Youths



We Matter Indigenous Youth Toolkit


Educational Information

Listed below are helpful links from other organizations to apply for educational funding such as: Grants, Scholarships and Bursaries. 


EducationAdvice from ANR/Chief :  Connie Mielke;

OSAP News ;

– Congress of Aboriginal Peoples: Website

Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy Client Application

Funding for Non-Status


Indspire 2022

The Taggart Award for Algonquin Students

This award was created to support outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership skills and have given back to their community or are involved in extracurricular activities. The award is to be distributed to eligible students of Algonquin heritage from one of the 10 Algonquin communities represented by AOO who are attending a college, university, technical, college, or an apprenticeship program in Canada.

Created to support Algonquin students who require financial assistance for their postsecondary education, the AOO and Taggart have leveraged additional support through a partnership with Indspire for up to 12 students to receive $3,000 each through the new award in 2022-23.

Although demonstrated financial need will be the primary consideration for successful applicants, other factors may also be considered such as contribution to the community as a whole and demonstrated academic merit and performance.

Awards Criteria:

Awards Category: Post-Secondary Education

Program of Study: Any, with first preference given to students enrolled in Business programs

Level of Study: Any

Indigenous Affiliation: Algonquin students from one of the following communities:

  • Antoine
  • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
  • Bonnechere
  • Greater Golden Lake
  • Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini (Bancroft)
  • Mattawa/North Bay
  • Ottawa
  • Shabot Obaadjiwan(Sharbot Lake)
  • Snimikobi (Ardoch)
  • Whitney and Area

Application Deadlines: August 1, November 1, February 1 each year

Application for the 2022-23 Academic Year: opens on May 1, 2022

To Learn More:

Visit the bilingual Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program guidelines on the Indspire website to learn about all the funding offered to support post-secondary education.

Please read the program guidelines before filling out the application form at

Additional Information Available in the Link Below

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Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program

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ISET Brochure 2021 update[2001]_Page_2

For more information click on the first link below.

To locate the application click on the second link below.

(ISET) Program Descriptions

ISET-Information-Application Form-ENGLISH-2021-2022

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