Sponsorship

Celebrating 14 Years of Honouring Aboriginal Youth

May 2018 will mark the 13th year of The Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards. Thirteen amazing years of recognizing the talent and accomplishments of Aboriginal youth within the region as well as acknowledging those people who have made a difference in the lives of Aboriginal youth.

The fact that this wonderful evening has continued on for 13 years exhibits the amazing support of our community partners. Each year we retain our same committed sponsors and gain new ones. Our goal for the year 2018 is to have an Eagle sponsor for every category. We were very close last year and with your support, we think this will be the year we obtain that goal! We are humble and grateful for the support you have shown us in.

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. By committing to sponsorship for our awards dinner, you are a part of recognizing and encouraging Aboriginal youth to help them look forward to new and innovative ways of learning and planning for their future. You are also acknowledging the community members, employers and organizations that are working towards an enhanced quality of life for Aboriginal people.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Smith-Baxter at (807) 474-2351. Thank you for your kindness and generosity to support such a worthy event.

To become a sponsor please fill out the form in the link below.

Sponsorship Form

Sponsorship Levels

Migizi - Eagle Sponsor ($2,000 and up)

  • Reserved table of 8
  • Sponsorship of Award Category
  • Visible Display Board/Pull Up Signage at Awards Dinner
  • Recognized acknowledgement as a "Leading Sponsor" on our website, in advertising and program materials
  • A representative will be called upon during the award category sponsored to assist with the presentation of award to winners
  • Certificate of Appreciation

Makwa - Bear Sponsor ($1,000-$1,999)

  • Acknowledgement in our event program, on our website and in advertising and program materials
  • Four (4) guest tickets to the Award Ceremony
  • Visible Display Board/Pull Up Signage at Awards Dinner
  • Certificate of Appreciation

Ma'iingan - Wolf Sponsor ($500-$999)

  • Receive acknowledgement in our event program, on our website and in advertising and program materials
  • Two (2) guest tickets to the Award Ceremony
  • Certificate of Appreciation

Moos - Moose Sponsor (Under $500)

  • Receive acknowledgement in our event program, on our website and in advertising and program materials
  • Certificate of Appreciation

Past Sponsors

  • Bell
  • Canada Safeway
  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Confederation College
  • Grand Portage
  • Lakehead Public School Board
  • Lakehead University Office of Aboriginal Initiatives
  • Matawa First Nations Management
  • Métis Nation of Ontario
  • National Centre for First Nations Governance
  • Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)
  • North Superior Workforce Planning Board/Passport to Prosperity
  • Ontario Native Women’s Association
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Seven
  • TBayTel
  • Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board
  • Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre
  • Thunder Bay Urban Aboriginal Strategy
  • Wasaya
  • Wawatay News
  • YES Employment