Program Objective

To ensure urban Aboriginal youth have access to safe and reliable transportation to get to and from a post-secondary institution.


This program provides monthly bus passes to full-time post-secondary students. It also focuses on providing safe and reliable transportation to students who do not have access to funded bus services.

Am I Eligible?

  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.
  3. Client must commit to monthly in-person check-ins as well as one month prior attendance report.
  4. Must provide written documentation verifying the high school will not provide public (school bus and/or city bus transportation to/near residence.
  5. Exceptions to the above rules only in rare circumstances (i.e: CAS custody agreements, ceremonies, co-ops, children in sports). These exceptions are subject to the review and approval of Service Delivery Manager.
  6. Newly employed. Only accepting those who are in their first month of employment. Must provide employment verification.

Funding Limits

Maximum funding limits may apply in any given year and are at any time subject to a financial needs assessment for continued support of participants.

How to Register

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