Indigenous Youth Career Development Workshop

Empower Youth With Confidence, Money Management and Essential Career Building Skills

46% of the Indigenous population in Canada are under the age of 28 years old. Many youth struggle with low self-esteem and are reaching working age when they start asking themselves that dreaded question, "What Am I Going to Do With My Life and Career?"


To prepare Indigenous youth to become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, we created a "Confidence and Career Building Program" specifically tailored for Indigenous young people between the ages of 16-28 years old.


Indigenous youth will learn career, confidence and business skills in a culturally rich and supportive environment that paves the road for their success, whether it is working within an organization that excites them, or as an entrepreneur.

The Indigenous Youth Career Development Workshop taught by Loa Fridfinnson is based on a fun and interactive learning experience that includes knowledge building, laughter, games, prizes, videos, social media, and shared life experiences.



  • Master an inventory of oneself and map a picture of the desired future including goal setting

  • Understand thinking styles and how to reprogram the brain for a success mindset

  • Gain tools to overcome obstacles and get out of a funk when life seems bleak

  • Learn techniques to calm the body and mind and empower oneself to take positive action

  • Acquire knowledge on business basics, either running one or working as an employee

  • Understand how to manage personal finances, budget, repair/build credit and save/invest for a healthy financial future

  • Learn how to access passions that could become a commercially profitable venture

  • Understand the art of sales and how to build relationships that can help one progress in business and life

  • Learn about various career choices that are in demand locally and how to access resources

  • Gain knowledge on how to become an entrepreneur and start a business


Alicia Nahanee

Youth Participant

Squamish Nation Valley


"Loa is a wonderful instructor. She did a great job teaching our group, she also made us feel very comfortable while presenting.


I now believe I could start and run my own successful business in the future, because of this workshop. I would highly recommend this workshop and Loa to anyone!"


This is an excellent opportunity for Indigenous youth to learn essential confidence building, money management, and career exploration skills while also become more comfortable with presenting and public speaking.

Investment: $3,200 per nation which includes 8-9 hours of class time over 1 or 2 days, prep and post-work.  Workshop timelines are customized to what will work best for your nation.  Materials, prizes and travel billed separately. 

Individuals interested in one-to-one training, please let us know.