What We Offer

Upon completion of our programs and/or use of our services, clients will have increased knowledge, self-confidence, essential skills, and occupational skills necessary to fully realize a bright and employable future.


  • Individual career counselling and coaching
  • Resume and cover letter assistance
  • Interview coaching
  • Action plan development
  • Job search assistance
  • Stay-in-School initiatives and retention supports
  • Apprenticeship information and support
  • Entrepreneurship information and support
  • Market labour information
  • Employment retention support
  • Certificate week

Training Programs (Group Based)

  •  Opportunity Knocks Annual Youth Career Conference – 3 days

Employment Readiness and Supports (individual)

  • Skills development training
  • Purchased training
  • On-the-job training placement with employers (job work experience)
  • Internships
  • Summer student work experience program
  • Driver’s License & Drivers Education

For Employers

NPAAMB partners with a wide variety of local employers to provide opportunities for training and jobs for youth. NPAAMB also provides employer supports that increase employee retention, lower recruitment costs and reduce training costs by:

  • Pre-screening of candidates to meet staffing requirements
  • Free job postings across NPAAMB’s online networks
  • Paid on-the-job Training and employment wage subsidy
  • Pre-employment skills and essential skills training
  • NPAAMB Youth Service Officer support of the new employee and employer throughout the process

NPAAMB’s Youth Navigation Service is here for you.

We advocate, support and guide First Nations, Metis, Inuit and self-identified urban Indigenous youth.

Are you…

  • between 15 and 30 years old?
  • First Nations, Metis, Inuit or self-identifyingified?
  • finding it difficult to navigate or access services in your community?
  • out of school, unemployed or under employed?
  • ready to gain confidence and skills?
  • interested in cultural opportunities and experiences?
  • ready to take the next step?

What is Youth Navigation Service?

A safe, flexible, confidential and respectful way to identify your
school, training and employment opportunities, and to access or navigate
services in your community.
As the expert, you direct your own plan with the help of your Youth Navigator
and circle of support.
Regain your confidence, have a voice and options to move forward with your
career goals.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

To meet the minimum NPAAMB eligibility requirements you must:

  1. Be 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 Indigenous Aboriginal person (status/non-status First Nation, Inuit, or Metis).
  4. Be 15 to 30 years of age at the time of intake/selection.
  5. Be out of school, unemployed, or underemployed.

Each program may have other requirements – please see program details for more information.

A message of thanks:

NPAAMB would like to acknowledge all of the students, clinicians, professionals, community members, employer and industry partners, educational institutions, consultants and staff who brought this project to fruition.

They are both the inspiration for, and the creators of this series and we are deeply grateful for their generosity and wisdom. Thanks is also extended to the Government of Ontario for their financial support of this project.

Funding Provided by

This project is funded by the Government of Ontario. NPAAMB gratefully acknowledges the financial support and the guidance provided by our partners in government.

Our partners

NPAAMB expresses its profound gratitude to our healthcare industry partners who generously contributed their knowledge, experience, and resources to this project. Their leadership has been exemplary and we applaud their efforts to build a strong, inclusive, and future-ready healthcare workforce.