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Urban Aboriginal Youth Employment Conference Poster


Urban Aboriginal Youth Employment Conference

The Urban Aboriginal Youth Employment Conference is geared towards challenging the unemployment gap in the community of Thunder Bay.  

Keynote speaker Kendal Netmaker of Sweetgrass First Nation will be hosting a workshop on becoming an entrepreneur.  Netmaker, now an award winning business man and owner of Neechie Gear, will be sharing his story of growing up on reserve as a poor Aboriginal male and having to overcome adversity to succeed.

Onsite training will include WHMIS, Smart Serve, CPR-A, and safeTALK, with daytime sessions being held to address job training and employment skills.

The job fair on March 24 will bring together the youth and employers in an effort to address concerns raised by those in attendance in regards to working in the community and lack of opportunities. The conference is free, lunch is provided, and registration takes place at Victoria Inn the morning of March 23.

Anyone interested in attending or participating in the Urban Aboriginal Youth Employment Conference is encouraged to contact Ashleigh Spooner at ONWA.




March 23 - 24, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Registration On-Site at 9:30 a.m.



Victoria Inn, 555 Arthur St W., Thunder Bay, ON



Performance by

Cody Coyote

Featuring Guest Speakers

      • Kendal Netmaker
      • Jade Willoughby
      • Stephen Tooshkenig

Sessions by

      • Jason Thompson
      • Sandi Boucher
      • Jannine Desmoulin
      • Kristine Baccar

Free Onsite Training

      • WHMIS
      • CPR-A
      • SafeTalk
      • Smart Serve

Feast & Closing Ceremonies


Includes Dinner & Activities


Questions? For more information, please contact:

Ashleigh Spooner

Tel: (807) 623-3442   |   Toll Free: 1-800-667-0816

E-mail: onwa%23ca|aspooner




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Head Office: 150 City Road P.O. Box 15-684, City Road, Fort William First Nation, ON, P7J 1J7
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