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Soaring: Indigenous
Youth Empowerment Gathering

April 16 & 17, 2024 | Ottawa, ON

Soaring 2024 is back in Ottawa! Taking on a hybrid format, high school students from across the country will learn about career and post-secondary education options by participating in career workshops either in-person or virtually. They’ll also learn more about financial support and meet Canada’s top employers.

The two-day event will take place at the Shaw Centre with post-secondary campus visits and a hybrid platform which will allow students and educators to access event content in-person or from their classroom if they can’t travel to attend. Our virtual platform will house all panel discussions, performances, workshops, resources, and tradeshow content during the event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to communications@indspire.ca.

This is what students have to say about Soaring!

“The best part of the Soaring event was the Spotlight Sessions and each of the panels, on both days. These panels were very informative, and I was able to take away a lot of important information in regards to achieving my goals as a person, connecting culturally, and getting some great advice through these panels.”

“My favourite part of Soaring was being able to listen to the stories and advice of those on the panels. Being able to learn the stories and struggles of others and how they got through them is incredible and really helped me reflect on myself.”

“The best part of the Soaring event is that they help indigenous people who don’t know what they want to do when they are done high school.”

Become a Sponsor today!

Supporting Indigenous education does more than prepare youth for the workforce. It makes life better for everyone. Educated Indigenous students contribute to their communities, to business, to our country – and to the world. With support from partners like you, together we can motivate, encourage, and inspire students in their educational pursuits.

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Thank you to our 2023 supporters!

Lead Partner

Presenting Corporate Sponsor

Regional Host Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Participating Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Bag Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Champions of Soaring


Champions of Rivers to Success

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy

Panel Sponsor

Indspiration Zone Sponsors



Entertainment Sponsor

University and Experience Day Sponsors



Workshop Sponsors

Virtual Workshop Sponsors

Exhibitor Sponsors

Alberta University of the Arts
Arcadis IBI Group
ATB Financial
Bank of Canada
Bow Valley College
Canadian Security Intelligence Service
Concordia University
Concordia University of Edmonton
First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI)
Inline Group Inc.
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
Loran Scholars Foundation
Mount Royal University
Nelson Education
NorQuest College
Purdys Chocolatier
Queen’s University
Ricoh Canada
SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology)
Saskatchewan Polytechnic – Indigenous Strategy
Technical Youth Career Outreach Program
Universal Rail Services Ltd.
University of Calgary
Work Wild – Alberta Forest Products Association

Virtual Exhibitor Sponsors

Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation
Rideau Hall Foundation
TJX Canada – WINNERS, Marshalls & HomeSense

School Grant Sponsors

Rob Dowler & Lisanne Hill

The Indspire Soaring Travel Fund made possible by

Digital Extremes
NEO Stock Exchange
Paper Excellence
The Rattee Family
Tachane Foundation