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2025 Nominations

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2025 Indspire Awards Nominations are open!

Indspire Award recipients provide inspiration for our young people and serve to educate all Canadians about the tremendous contributions that Indigenous peoples are making across the country. Do you know a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis individual whose story could inspire, uplift, and educate? Nominate them TODAY for an Indspire Award!

Step 1

Download the Declaration Form and ask your nominee to sign it.

Step 2

Begin filling out the online form below.

In this step, you’ll also be able to upload your nominee’s signed Declaration Form.

Step 3

Hit the Submit button to submit your nomination!

For questions or others ways to nominate, please contact us at communications@indspire.ca.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees must be individuals who:

  • Are members of a federally recognized First Nations, Inuit or Métis community or Nation;
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement;
  • Are of any age (youth award nominees must be 27 years of age or under by nomination deadline); and
  • Are permanent Canadian residents or Canadian born

Any person may nominate an eligible individual for the Indspire Awards. Please note that nominations of deceased persons will not be accepted. 

Nomination Categories

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Arts
  • Business & Commerce
  • Culture, Heritage & Spirituality
  • Education
  • Health
  • Language
  • Law & Justice
  • Public Service
  • Sports
  • Youth – First Nations
  • Youth – Inuit
  • Youth – Métis


The deadline to nominate individuals for the 2025 Indspire Awards is August 9, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. P.T. Application packages must be received by the deadline date. If you have any questions, please contact us at communications@indspire.ca.

Online Nomination Form