Thanks to OYEP's 2019 Partners!

2019 OYEP partners
2019 OYEP partners list
OYEP participants planting trees OYEP participants planting trees

The Outland Youth Employment Program was developed in 2000 to support economic opportunities for Indigenous youth in the Ontario forestry sector. Since then, OYEP has grown into a national network of award-winning training, education and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth. OYEP's growth and successes are made possible by consulting and partnering with public, private, Indigenous and educational organizations. These partnerships ensure OYEP is responding to regionally specific labour market and community needs while ensuring core program deliverables are being met.

The Outland Youth Employment Program was developed in 2000 to support economic opportunities for Indigenous youth in the Ontario forestry sector. Since then, OYEP has grown into a national network of award-winning training, education and employment opportunities for Indigenous youth. OYEP's growth and successes are made possible by consulting and partnering with public, private, Indigenous and educational organizations.

oyep 2019 participants

Hand in hand with Industry


OYEP was developed in collaboration with the forest sector in 2000. Their continued investment in OYEP is a clear indication of the significant benefits to the sector. In recent years, OYEP has welcomed new partners in the Energy, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Tourism sectors. These new partnerships are a reflection of the emerging employment opportunities for Indigenous youth and the commitment to meaningful engagement and inclusion in the natural resources sector.

Partnerships with Impact


OYEP's success is a direct result of public, private, and Indigenous partnerships.

Generous contributions from industry allow OYEP to offer meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth across Canada. Partnership opportunities are made available to socially responsible companies working alongside Indigenous nations. Together, we all play an active role in levelling the socio-economic playing field for Indigenous youth.

OYEP camp life in Alberta
program cost breakdown by category

Invest in Indigenous Youth


The majority of OYEP's budget (68%) is passed back to the programs participants, in the form of wages, training, and cost of living during the program.

oyep 2019 participants

Hand in hand with Industry


OYEP was developed in collaboration with the forest the forest sector in 2000. Their continued investment in OYEP is a clear indication of the significant benefits to the sector. In recent years, OYEP has welcomed new partners in the Energy, Construction, Forestry, Mining and Tourism sectors.

OYEP camp life in Alberta

Partnerships with Impact


OYEP's success is a direct result of public, private, and Indigenous partnerships.

Generous contributions from industry allow OYEP to offer meaningful opportunities for Indigenous youth across Canada. Partnership opportunities are made available to socially responsible companies working alongside Indigenous nations. Together, we all play an active role in levelling the socio-economic playing field for Indigenous youth.

program cost breakdown by category

Invest in Indigenous Youth


The majority of OYEP's budget (68%) is passed back to the programs participants, in the form of wages, training, and cost of living during the program.

oyep 2018 participants
oyep 2018 participants

Partnership Opportunities


Since 2000, OYEP has been working with public, private, Indigenous and educational partners to offer award winning education, training and work opportunities. The collective efforts of program partners and the OYEP team have led to meaningful outcomes for both program graduates and stakeholders.

Use the tabs below to review additional opportunities.

In-Kind Partnerships


Do you have a service you would like to share? We’re looking for great matches!


Examples include:

 •Training
 •Business tours
 •Job shadow placements
 •Sports equipment
 •PPE
 •Tree planting gear
 •Office supplies
 •Career talks

Customized Partnerships


Have more questions?


OYEP will work with you to offer a combination of in-kind and financial commitments that fit your busy schedule and organization culture!

Specialized options are available to suit the needs and outcomes of your organization!

Contact OYEP@outland.ca to discuss options today!

oyep 2018 participants

"My life would be so different if I didn't attend the OYEP. Before the program I was planning on going back to the reserve just to hang out. Now I've graduated high school and have planted over 250,000 trees! It's awesome!"

Glendon Wabasse – Webequie First Nation

oyep 2018 participants

"My life would be so different if I didn't attend the OYEP. Before the program I was planning on going back to the reserve just to hang out. Now I've graduated high school and have planted over 250,000 trees! It's awesome!"
Glendon Wabasse – Webequie First Nation