Oya:na is a 10-week employment and life skills program for urban Aboriginal youth who are interested in developing and enhancing their employability and life skills through a culture-based program.
- Full or partial course fees
- Weekly training allowance! Participants are eligible to receive up to $200 per week of the training program.
- Childcare (may be provided and based on individual need and assessment)
Am I Eligible?
- To meet minimum NPAAMB eligibility requirements you must be:
- A registered NPAAMB client (if you are not, contact your local YSO to schedule an intake appointment).
- 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).
- Self-identify as an Aboriginal person (status/non-status First Nation, Inuit, or Metis).
- 18 to 30 years of age at the time of intake/selection.
- A desire to learn, participate, and accomplish personal career goals.
- Out of school, unemployed or underemployed.
- If participant is a previous NPAAMB client, must demonstrate successful completion of prior interventions.
- Commitment to full attendance and conduct expectations.
How to Register
To register, please contact your regional Youth Service Officer to be included in our ongoing inventory of applicants.