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Become an academic partner

Post-secondary partners help create the critical bridge from high-school to college and university. Our opening and closing conferences take place at these universities and colleges. By expanding the number of partners, we can reach more students and communities, reduce travel and transportation costs and help deepen your school’s connection with the Indigenous community.

Benefits to you:

  • Opening and closing conferences bring qualified student prospects directly to you
  • Increases inclusiveness and cultural diversity of your institution
  • Increases the attractiveness of your institution to Indigenous students
  • Positions you as an innovator and leader in education
  • Builds connections with one of Canada’s largest demographics
  • Connects you directly with one of Canada’s leaders in Indigenous education – Cape Breton University
  • Play an active role in fulfilling the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Report

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Become a corporate partner

Businesses investing in the next generation of business leaders is a natural fit. No one understands the economic and social importance of business more than business people. Corporate support provides funding to continue our growth, but it also provides important benefits back to you.

Benefits to you:

  • Low risk. We are an established program with proven results
  • Flexibility to participate nationally or regionally
  • Stronger connection with one of Canada’s largest and growing demographics
  • Be seen as a leader and innovator in corporate social responsibility
  • Contribute to building a labour pool you can draw from in the future
  • Foster inclusiveness and a culture of giving back within your organization
  • Be an active player in fulfilling the recommendations of Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Report

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Become a mentor

There is no better inspiration, no better motivation than seeing living proof. And there is no better way to give back to your community than mentorship. By becoming a mentor you help carry on our Indigenous legacy of passing knowledge, culture and values on to the next generation.

Are you ready to be a role model?

  • Mentors volunteer approximately X hours/month
  • 1-year commitment from start to finish
  • Must be an Indigenous business person
  • Most mentors are fairly recent post-secondary graduates
  • Must be available to advise throughout the year and attend opening and closing conferences

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Become a student

Do you already have an interest in business? That’s a good thing, but it’s not mandatory. What you do need is an open mind, a commitment to participating and a desire to explore your potential.

Benefits to you:

  • An opportunity to learn about all areas of business and where a career could take you
  • Support from Indigenous business mentors
  • The chance to meet other Indigenous youth from across Canada
  • Attending opening and closing conferences
  • Fun and interactive bi-weekly business challenges
  • Develop collaborative, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Expand your network of connections
  • Meet potential future employers
  • Qualify for post-secondary bursaries and first-year university credits

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