Tue, May 5, 2020

Achievement & Recognition Awards 2020

Save the Date! The 16th Annual Aboriginal Youth Achievement & Recognition Awards takes place Tuesday May 5th at the Valhalla Inn. Nomination Forms will be available early January.

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Thu, Dec 19, 2019

2020 Sponsorship & Nomination

Join us Tuesday May 5th as we recognize the talent and accomplishments of Aboriginal youth within the region and acknowledge individuals and groups who have made a difference in the lives of Aboriginal youth.

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Our History

The Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal students studying at the secondary and post secondary levels.

With each passing year, the Awards Ceremony has gained more and more recognition while providing hope for our Aboriginal youth.

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Our Committee

The AYARA Committee is comprised of all volunteers and community members who represent organizations in Northwestern Ontario. We are committed to encourage and reward Aboriginal youth who focus on innovative ways of learning about and planning for their future.

This year’s event has grown and expanded once again. We wish to recognize those employers and individuals in Northwestern Ontario who have demonstrated outstanding commitment, inspiration and devotion to encouraging our youth.

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Our Sponsors

We are able to celebrate our youth at these awards only because of the generous sponsorship from those companies and organizations such as yours who also believe that our youth are the leaders of today and tomorrow.