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Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering

April 16 & 17, 2024 | Ottawa, ON

Each year Indspire hosts an empowerment gathering for Indigenous K-12 students from across Canada. Students will learn about educational and career opportunities, be inspired to finish high school, go on to college or university, and move into exciting careers.

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.

Your support plays a vital role in showing young people what’s possible through encouraging them to pursue their dreams and by supporting a new generation of bright, eager, and motivated minds into the Canadian workforce.  They’ll have a chance to attend interactive career related workshops, meet some of Canada’s top employers, talk to role models from the Indigenous community, and see first-hand the benefits of staying in school and moving forward with their education.

Why Sponsor Soaring?

  • Education is the great equalizer, it creates role models, benefits communities and saves money. Investing in education is investing in Canada’s future.
  • Meet your CSR goals while helping communities thrive. Play your part in creating a stronger future for Indigenous students.
  • Enhance your company’s profile with Indigenous communities by standing tall as a support of this year’s Soaring!
  • Your support will help enable students to:
    • Meet event sponsors at the Indspiration Zone/Tradeshow
    • Take part in workshops
    • Learn about specific career opportunities
    • Find out about Indspire’s bursary and scholarship program
    • Go on local campus tours, and so much more.

Seeing success first-hand – and being told how to achieve it themselves – is a remarkable experience for these students, and for many, it’s the encouragement they need to finish school and pursue their dreams.


“It’s a great place to learn more about post-secondary education, and it has fun, information, video, documents and activities to help you learn”

– Student participant from Soaring 2022

“Very informative while maintaining a light and welcoming atmosphere.” ­

– Student participant from Soaring 2022

“It’s a fun event that allows you to experience some of the culture, get out of class, and sample future education and career opportunities”

Student participate from Soaring 2022

“I would tell a friend that Soaring is a very informative [event] and could help many Indigenous students with an idea on what they want to be when they are older.” ­

 Student participant form Soaring 2022

Join us as a partner in education

Join Indspire in Ottawa on April 16 & 17, 2024 and play a vital role in showing young people what’s possible through encouraging them to pursue their dreams and by supporting a new generation of bright, eager, and motivated minds into the Canadian workforce.

To request a Corporate Sponsorship Proposal or Tradeshow Registration Information, please contact Emily Quesnelle, Senior Development Officer, Partnerships at equesnelle@indspire.ca.

Other Ways to Partner

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