16 x 16 – Credit Incentive Program

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Program Overview

NPAAMB will reward high school students for the credits that they earn. This stay-in-school initiative was developed as an incentive for urban Aboriginal youth to help them stay on track in their efforts of achieving their high school diploma. Statistics show that if an urban Aboriginal student has achieved 16 credits by the end of grade 10, that their chances of obtaining their high school diploma increase drastically.

How it works:

  • If a student is in grade 9 and has earned 8 credits, they become eligible to receive $80!
  • If a student is in grade 10 and has earned 16 credits, they become eligible to receive $160!

*Please note that the total credit incentive that can be received is $160


  1. To meet minimum NPAAMB eligibility requirements you must be:
    1. A registered NPAAMB client (if you are not, contact your local YSO to schedule an intake appointment).
    2. Reside within one of the following catchment areas: Kitchener-Waterloo, Brantford, Hamilton, St. Catharines, or Fort Erie and Niagara Falls (proof of residency may be required).
    3. Self-identify as an Aboriginal person (status/non-status First Nation, Inuit, or Metis).
    4. 15 to 30 years of age at the time of intake/selection.
    5. A desire to learn, participate, and accomplish personal career goals.
  2. Be enrolled in high school full-time as evident by proof of timetable. Exceptions for part-time and or post-secondary students may apply based off of individual circumstances. Clients will be approved by the Service Delivery Manager on a case-by-case basis.

Program Partners

This program is proudly sponsored by Government of Canada

Program Details

How to Apply

To register, please contact your regional Youth Service Officer to be included in our ongoing inventory of applicants.

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