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Indspire’s 10th Soaring represents a decade of Indigenous youth empowerment

March 18, 2022 – Ohsweken, ON

Today, Indspire is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering. This year’s Soaring marks the tenth anniversary of a uniquely meaningful and powerful gathering for high school-aged Indigenous youth from across the country. It allows them to come together with their teachers and educators to think about their future and explore exciting options for post-secondary education and careers.

Soaring 2022 will feature an outstanding selection of spotlight sessions and trade show booths, with memorable post-secondary and career workshops. Students will also learn about financial supports and have an opportunity to meet and greet with some of Canada’s top employers.

Rebecca Chartrand, VP of Programs & Student Success at Indspire, explains: “This year we wanted to better illuminate the various paths in front of Indigenous learners. From a multitude of academic, career and life paths – we hope that after Soaring 2022, students will be even more excited about their futures.”

Soaring 2022 will be delivered completely online and, just like the in-person version, will highlight many notable Indigenous speakers and performers. It will be an immersive two-day virtual experience on May 4 & 5, 2022, featuring exclusive access to one-of-a-kind live recordings, all spotlight sessions, and the tradeshow for 30 days following the event.

As Indspire counts down to Soaring 2022, stay tuned for more announcements: the MC, speakers, performers, and more.

For more information or to register, please visit https://indspire.ca/events/soaring/

Lead Partner – Government of Canada
Presenting Sponsor – Deloitte
Participating Sponsors – Hudson’s Bay Foundation and Scotiabank
Supporting Sponsors – CIBC, Giant Tiger, LNG Canada, Mars, New Gold, TC Energy, Teck Resources, and Tourmaline Oil
Backpack Sponsor – NOVA Chemicals
Champions of Soaring – APTN, Suncor, Syncrude
Champions of Rivers to Success – Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy, HSBC Bank Canada

About Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. In 2020-2021, Indspire provided more than $20 million through 6,245 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Brandon Meawasige
Director, Communications and Marketing