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5th Annual Opportunity Knocks Career Conference

Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm


“Opportunity Knocks” is a three-day Aboriginal Youth Career Planning Conference held annually at White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

NPAAMB is proud to announce their 5th Annual Opportunity Knocks Aboriginal Youth Career Planning Conference “Creative Career Pathways”. This year’s event aims at providing youth approaching graduation, with an overview of opportunities and possibilities for Creative Career Pathways.  This event is fully-funded!  It includes bus travel to and from each catchment area to Niagara on the Lake, as well as all food and hotel accommodations at White Oaks Resort. Attendees are invited to come and enjoy an empowering conference with Elders, inspiring guest speakers, interactive educational workshops, traditional activities, a career and education fair, and much more! Topics include Post-secondary education, trades/ apprenticeships, entrepreneurship, scholarships, bursaries and world readiness.

We are offering 100 Indigenous high school students (grades 9-12) the chance to attend Opportunity Knocks at no expense! Students will be provided with a return trip by bus from each of their catchment areas to the conference, chaperoned by their regional Youth Service Officer (YSO).

***This year over 35 employers and educational institutions will be joining NPAAMB for the interactive career fair on Friday, December 14th, 2018.***


  • Be enrolled in grade 9-12 as of September 2018 at a Secondary Institute
  • Must register as an NPAAMB client
  • Must reside within one of our five catchment areas (Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Fort Erie)
  • Self-identify as an Indigenous person (status/non-status First Nations, Inuit, Metis)

Registration Deadline

November 23, 2018
Extended! Register today, limited seats available!

Contact Information

In order to register for the conference,  receive more information or to book an intake appointment, please contact your regional YSO.


Special thanks to our sponsors this year

Silver Sponsors

Friends of NPAAMB


Thursday, December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
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White Oaks Resort & Spa
253 Taylor Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 Canada
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