Youth Recognition Week
Submit a youth to recognize! Youth will be honoured and recognized during the week of June 21 – 28, 2021.
All previous nominations received for awards are kept on file and will be carried forward to the next award gala.
Date TBD depending on the global pandemic.
The Northwestern Ontario Indigenous Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards was formally known as The Niigaantige Career Fair. It began in 1987 when a need was identified to address the high attrition rates among Indigenous students studying at the secondary and post secondary levels.
The IYARA Committee is comprised of all volunteers and community members who represent organizations in Northwestern Ontario. We are committed to encourage and reward Indigenous youth who focus on innovative ways of learning about and planning for their future.