The PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards - NOW CLOSED

These Awards are now open to Aboriginal youth in grades 11 & 12. Recipients attend AFOA Canada's National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Aboriginal finance and management.

There is a great demand within Aboriginal communities and off-reserve for Aboriginal financial management professionals and there are many opportunities for those who want to pursue this career path and many sources of assistance. However, very few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school.

That is why AFOA Canada and PotashCorp have come together to offer the PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards. 

In 2017 we want to bring 3 outstanding Aboriginal Youth (and a chaperone) to Calgary, Alberta for 4 nights to attend the AFOA Canada National Conference and awards ceremony February 7-9, 2017.

  • Jump-start your career?
  • Meet Canada’s most prominent Aboriginal leaders who are making a positive change?
  • Meet post-secondary representatives?
  • Meet other inspiring Aboriginal youth?
  • Experience Calgary, Alberta and what it has to offer?
If you answered yes to these questions, apply now for this amazing opportunity!

  • 5 year Scholarship package valued at over $5,000 (call for details)
  • Complimentary 4 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Calgary
  • Complimentary trip to Calgary and tour of city highlights
  • Plus other exciting gifts!

  • Aboriginal Ancestry (Proof of First Nation, Inuit or Métis status)
  • Pursuing post-secondary education and demonstrates an interest and is considering a career in the areas of finance and/or management/commerce (including financial management/planning, business administration, commerce, accounting and economics)
  • Completed Application Form and submit an essay
  • 2 letters of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counsellor or educator, attesting to the student’s performance and commitment
  • Academically successful
  • Students in Grades 11 and/or 12 may apply (maximum age 19)

Past Youth Award Recipients

Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Award Recipients

Youth Award Winners

2017 Robyn Black
Leask Community School
Leask, SK
Brandon Hudson
Queen Elizabeth District High School
Sioux Lookout, ON
Christian Wigger
Old Scona Academic High School
Edmonton, AB
2016 Jacqueline Hamill
Howe Sound Secondary School
Garibaldi Heights, BC
Julian Marshall
Sydney Academy
Membertou, NS
Erickson Owen
Sioux Lookout Pelican Falls First Nations High School
Poplar Hill, ON
 Jocelyn Pagée
Collége Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Winnipeg, MB
2015  Zachary Gladue 
Fort Saskatchewan Senior High School, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Joshua Hill
Eagleview Comprehensive High School, Onion Lake, SK 

2014 Denzel Sutherland-Wilson
Champlain College 
Lennoxville, QC

Kirstin Shilling
Orillia District Park Street Secondary School
Rama First Nation, ON
Amanda Seymour
Archbishop Carney Secondary School
Port Coquitlam, BC  

2013 Tanesha Galt
Hatzic Secondary School
Lehamel, BC

Brandon Rae
Keewaytinook Internet High School
North Spirit Lake, ON

Emily Martell
Holy Cross Catholic High School
Saskatoon, SK

2012 Amber Therrien
Murdoch MacKay Collegiate Institute
Transcona, MB

Brandon Pottinger
Children of the Earth High School
Winnipeg, MB

Zachary Richmond
Cedar Secondary School
Cedar, BC

2011  Justin Edwards
Kildonan-East Collegiate
Winnipeg, MB

Nicole Jacko-Metansinine
Wasse Abin High School
Wikwemikong, ON

Kiinnan Stevenson-French
Peguis Central School
Peguis, MB

2010 Jarrelene Beaver
Canmore Collegiate High School
Canmore, AB

Bertram Bernard
Allison M. Bernard Memorial High School
Eskasoni, NS

Pamela Kimewon
Wasse-Abin High School
Wikwemikong, ON

2009 John Sabattis
Chief Allison M. Bernard Memorial High School
Eskasoni, NS
Clifton Cremo
Chief Allison M. Bernard Memorial High School
Eskasoni, NS
Kristan Panamick
Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute
M'Chigeeng, ON
2008 Geordy Marshall
Eskasoni High School
Eskasoni, NS
Rebecca Sangwais
Grenfell High Community School
Grenfell, SK
Sayla Spence
Children of the Earth High School
Winnipeg, MB
2007 Racine Johnson
Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School
Akwesasne, ON
Jordan Scott
Children of the Earth High School
Winnipeg, MB
Justin Stevens
Eskasoni High School
Eskasoni, NS

To view the past Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Conference Awards booklet, select the links below:
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