This tab is dedicated to all of the YOUTHS in our community.

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.


Claudette Commanda

Becomes the 1st Indigenous Chancellor of the University of Ottawa

She’s an Algonquin Anishinaabe from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation

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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

AOO-Taggart Scholarship Announcement_FINAL[2084]

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program

ISET Brochure 2021 update[2001]_Page_1

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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