Map of provinces where OYEP currently operates. Map of provinces where OYEP currently operates.
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The collective efforts of program partners and the OYEP team have led to meaningful outcomes for both program graduates and stakeholders.

Not only does OYEP support quantifiable outcomes, it has also been organically fostering a sense of belonging to a wider community born out of shared experiences - connecting participants no matter how much time passes and where life leads them. OYEP is a growing family that will be available to participants forever.

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Two Generations Strong


In fact, in 2019 OYEP can officially say we have begun to support a second generation of youth! In Ontario, OYEP hired 4 youth who are children of former graduates from the original cohort in 2000! We are excited to see the program grow across the country and span two generations!

"OYEP provides a holistic learning, working, and living environment where Indigenous learners can experience success, many for the first time in their lives. Over the program’s six-weeks, Indigenous youth are immersed in curriculum that incorporates both Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Western Knowledge. In short, the OYEP has done an outstanding job of putting into practice international Indigenous research findings that recommend the alignment of all levels of education with the learning needs of Indigenous people."

"OYEP provides a holistic learning, working, and living environment where Indigenous learners can experience success, many for the first time in their lives. Over the program’s six-weeks, Indigenous youth are immersed in curriculum that incorporates both Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and Contemporary Western Knowledge. In short, the OYEP has done an outstanding job of putting into practice international Indigenous research findings that recommend the alignment of all levels of education with the learning needs of Indigenous people."

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Dr. John Hodson, Maamaawisiiwin Education Research Centre

2019 Indspire Report

Internal Studies


For a more detailed description of the program, please review our most recent National Reports.

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Research Highlight


The Outland Youth Employment Program Participant Survey was conducted in partnership between Outland and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from June to October of 2018. The objective of the OYEP Participant Survey was to explore and demonstrate the economic, social and employment impacts that OYEP has provided to graduates and current participants of the program. Read the full report.

Research Highlight


The Outland Youth Employment Program Participant Survey was conducted in partnership between Outland and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) from June to October of 2018. The objective of the OYEP Participant Survey was to explore and demonstrate the economic, social and employment impacts that OYEP has provided to graduates and current participants of the program. Read the full report.

Indspire Report 2019


The Outland Youth Employment Program: A Narrative Study was released in February of 2019. It was conducted by Dr. John A. Hodson & Nadine Hedican at the Maamaawisiiwin Education Research Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Read the full report.

Indspire Report 2019


The Outland Youth Employment Program: A Narrative Study was released in February of 2019. It was conducted by Dr. John A. Hodson & Nadine Hedican at the Maamaawisiiwin Education Research Centre in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Read the full report.