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The Youth Employment Centre would like to take this opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge that we are gathered on the ancestral and traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, made up of the Siksika, Piikani, Amskaapipiikani and Kainai First Nations; the Îethka Nakoda Wîcastabi First Nations, comprised of the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations; and the Tsuut’ina First Nation. The city of Calgary is also homeland to the Métis Nation Battle River Territory – Nose Hill Métis Region 5 & Elbow River District 6. We acknowledge all Indigenous people who have made Calgary their home. 

Oki, Danit'ada, Âba wathtech, Taanishi and hello.

The Youth Employment Centre is committed to serving all youth ages 15 – 24. We aspire to provide safe, inclusive, and supportive employment and career services for Indigenous youth. If you would like additional support for specific Indigenous-related programs, the Youth Employment Centre could explore many great local, provincial, and federal resources with you.

Please drop into the Youth Employment Centre to meet with one of our Employment Counsellors.

If you are an Indigenous-led community organization and are interested in connecting with the Youth Employment Centre or providing feedback, please contact Denielle Guinto, Community Liaison, at

Career planning

Aboriginal Futures Career and Training Centre
Assists and prepares Aboriginal people in creating a career action plan. They provide job placement and training services to Aboriginal people in Calgary. Employers can post jobs on their job board.

Reil Institute Career Resource Centre
Offers a resource centre space and recurring workshops for Indigenous youth in all stages of the employment process.

Training & programs

Aboriginal Futures Career and Employment Centre
Assists and prepares Aboriginal people in creating a career plan. Provides training and employment services to Aboriginal people in Calgary.

Métis Nation of Alberta Employment Services Zone III
This agency provides services to Métis people in Calgary which includes life skills training and cultural enrichment programs.​​

Indigenous training and employment programs to develop environmental skills and foster green careers.

Calgary John Howard Society
Offers mentorship, advocacy and support services for Indigenous youth who are exhibiting criminal behavior.

The Bold Eagle Program
Offered by the Canadian Armed Forces, This summer program delivers hands-on skills development, encourages teamwork, provides physical fitness training and promotes cultural awareness.

Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth
Offers a variety of programs that support Indigenous youth to find success.

YMCA Calgary
YMCA Calgary Indigenous Programs and Services offer drop-in and registered programs to support Indigenous children, youth and families with cultural identity, leadership, recreation and connections to Calgary’s urban Indigenous communities.

Miskanawah Calgary
Multi-service organization offering programs and services in areas of family support, employment support, clinical and cultural mental health supports, crisis support, housing support, and cultural and ceremonial supports.

Trellis Society
Cultural, recreational, informal mentorship to support youth’s achievements, provide motivation, school engagement and positive view of future.



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