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External partners contribute to initiating and strengthening relationships with communities and with youth.


Indigenous Works supports a network of Indigenous communities. Their holistic approach to economic development includes social and environmental sustainability. They will play a key role in trust-building and uptake of opportunities.


The Multicultural Association of Northwestern Ontario oversees the Regional Youth Leadership Council comprised of First Nations youth living in Thunder Bay to advance their education opportunities. It will encourage the participation of youth from fly-in communities across northern Ontario.


The Arctic Youth Network (AYN) is an emerging network of young entrepreneurs forging a competitive northern economy that prioritizes sustainable development built on Indigenous values. The AYN aims to amplify youth voices and empower young change-makers in the North. This project builds on our recent partnership with AYN to achieve these goals.

Keewaytinook Okimakanak which means Northern Chiefs in Oji-Cree, is a non-political Chiefs Council serving Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill First Nations. The Council provides guidance and assistance to its member First Nations by keeping a close eye on community needs and working as a team. The Council offers services in the following fields: finance and administration, public works, legal, health, education, economic development, job support, and computer communications (K-Net Services).

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