Our Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research
IYPS is a tuition-free program with no academic or professional requirements. Indigenous youth can enter this program at any level of learning and understanding about policy (brand new to policy or with a baseline). Throughout this program, Indigenous youth are given the tools to ensure their priorities are advanced and perspectives are reflected in policies that matter most to them.
To make IYPS more accessible, the program is delivered virtually and consists of 5 small cohorts from coast to coast to coast. This program is open to any Indigenous youth between the ages of 18-29 who are living in Canada and who are interested in learning more about policy.
Applications for September 2023 are now closed. We received an overwhelming amount of interest this year and are very much looking forward to welcoming our new participants in the fall. Applicants who did not receive an acceptance email from our team are encouraged to apply again in June 2024 when applications reopen for the next group!
In the meantime, please continue to stay up to date on all that IYR has going on by keeping up with our social media channels, browsing our website, and reaching out if you have questions about other programming!