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Soaring: Indigenous
Youth Empowerment Gathering

March 5 & 6, 2020 | The Westin | Ottawa, ON

Registration is now open!

At Soaring, high school students learn about career and post-secondary education options by participating in career workshops. They’ll also learn more about financial support and meet Canada’s top employers.

The 2019 Edition of Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering was attended by over 800 Indigenous students and their chaperones and included 55 workshops and 45 tradeshow booths that showcased the various post-secondary and career opportunities that are available for students. Soaring saw many talented and notable speakers and Indigenous performers, who conveyed inspirational and motivational messages.

Deadline to register has been extended to Friday January 17, 2020!

Check out highlights from last year’s Soaring

2019 Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering held in Calgary, Alberta

Campus/Experience Days

March 6, 2020 | Approx. 9:30am – 1:30pm

Students will have the opportunity to visit an institution/organization which will hold a campus/experience day that will include a tour, workshops and complimentary lunch.

Featuring: University of Ottawa, NAV Canada, Bank of Canada Museum, Canada Science and Technology Museum, and Saint-Paul University/ La Cité collégiale/Algonquin College.


2020 Indspire Awards

March 6, 2020 | National Arts Centre, Ottawa | 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Students will have the opportunity to join over 2,000 guests at the filming of the 2020 Indspire Awards, which will be broadcast on tv in June 2020.


Hotel and Travel

This year The Westin Ottawa is serving as both the venue and the designated hotel for Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering. Rooms for delegates have been reserved at a special room rate of $225+ taxes per night for a standard room, and is only available until Friday January 31, 2020. Book your room now!

We’re pleased to share that our long-standing partner, Air Canada, is extending a discount for airfare for Soaring again this year! Use code BY66PEW1. More information regarding Hotel and Travel for Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering can be found on our Hotel and Travel page.


Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about how you can become a part of Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering such as sponsor opportunities, tradeshow booths or workshops, please see our Sponsorship page for more information.


Thank you to our supporters | Merci à nos partisans

Lead Partner | Partenaire principal

Presenting Corporate Sponsor | Commanditaire principal

Indigenous Youth Sponsor | Commanditaire des jeunes autochtones

Exclusive Laptop Sponsor | Commanditaire exclusive des ordinateurs portatif

Lunch Sponsor | Commanditaire du dîner

Supporter | Soutien

In Memory of Jessica Metter

Supporting Sponsors | Commanditaires de soutien

T-Shirt Sponsor | Commanditaire des T-Shirts

Champions of Soaring | Champions d’Essor

Indspiration Sponsor | Commanditaire des « Indspirateurs »

Host University Sponsors | Commanditaires et université

Experience Day Sponsors | Commanditaires de la journée de l’expérience

Student Sponsor | Commanditaire élèves

Indspiration Zone Sponsors | Commanditaires du zone d’Indspiration

Workshop Sponsors | Commanditaires des ateliers

Alberici Constructors
Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association
Canadian Roots Exchange
CPA Canada
CWB Welding Foundation
Engineers Canada
IESO
Interior Health
International Experience Canada
OCAD University
Stantec
Wells Fargo

Exhibitor Sponsors | Commanditaires exposants

Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
Concordia University
CSIS
ESDC
Historica Canada
Humber College
Lets Talk Science
McGill University
Métis Nation of Ontario Education and Training Branch
National Film Board
Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation
Parks Canada
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Project Learning Tree Canada
Public Service Commission
Queen’s University
Ricoh Canada
Royal Roads University
SHAD
Society of United Professionals
Stemcell Technologies
Trent University
University of Calgary

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