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Youth Group Projects – Call for Applications

Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong is pleased to invite applications for STEM Youth Group Projects. STEM is the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The future calls for more jobs that will include STEM related careers. Projects can focus on a specific activity related to STEM. Examples of projects could include:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Math Fundamentals
  • Science Fundamentals
  • Math/Science Boot Camps
  • Intro to Careers requiring Math/Sciences
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Math
  • Out on the Land Sciences

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Project Goal: Projects are designed to instill employment essential skills, build career awareness on careers related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and work on a project that focuses on one or a combination of STEM elements.


  • Community Projects are Youth driven and led with mentoring and guidance;
  • Projects encourage peer education;
  • Projects are respectful of community, leadership and program protocols;

Project Activity – Projects must include Phase I, II, & III: Youth spend their time acquiring skills on:

Phase I – Career/Employment Focus:

  • Career Awareness
  • Pre-Employment and Success in the workplace workshops
  • Pre-Employment Certificates
  • Navigating through finding your Education or Career Path
  • Success in Post-Secondary Studies

Phase II – Building STEM Skills by working on a project:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creative Skills
  • Collaborative Skills

Phase III of the Project is to create a story line of the project and showcasing the project to the wider community.  This could be a project wind-up presentation, newsletter, or video.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Sponsoring applicants on behalf of Youth Groups must be legal entities and able to sign legal agreements, receive funding and be in good standing with Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong.

Eligible Budget Items

  • Youth Project Coordinator/Mentor – To provide guidance to the Youth group on the project, co-ordinate resources, to keep project records including attendance records, to gather participant data and reporting requirements required by Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong, to assist the Youth Group with organizing, planning and financial management of the project. This position could be an existing employee.
  • The # of hours of the Youth Project Coordinator will be proportional to the # of hours the Youth meet per week x 3 times. For example; Youth Meetings – 6 hours per week. Project Coordinator’s hours will be 18 hours per week.

  • End of Project Incentives – $50 per week (this is based on a minimum of 4 to maximum of 6 hrs per week)
  • Special Expertise related to STEM project – travel related expenses.
  • Elder – To provide cultural teachings and linkages to STEM
  • Program Related – purchase of materials and supplies depending on project activity
  • Nutrition costs – based on $5.00 per participant per meeting – fruits and vegetables, muffins, juices
  • End of Project wind-up costs – Showcasing the Project
  • Overhead/Admin – Use/Access to phone, fax, photocopier, meeting space
  • Optional: Select One:

                   Field Trip – $1,500 travel subsidy        or        big event – $1,500

In-kind – Sponsor to provide appropriate office space for Youth Project Coordinator and project meeting space

Project Criteria:

  • Project Time Frame: Up to 16 weeks
  • Project hours per week: minimum of 4 hours to maximum of 6 project meeting hours per week
  • # of Youth participants – minimum of 6 Youth to maximum of 12 Youth per project
  • Eligible Age Group: High School age up to 30 years of age
  • Youth participants must have Social Insurance Numbers
  • Project Start – February, 2020 and can carry into 2020/21

Deadline: 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2020

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YOUTH GROUP PROJECT STEM Application Package 2020 – Word

YOUTH GROUP PROJECT STEM Activity Schedule 2020 – Word

For more information on project ideas, project criteria or application forms contact: 

Tracey Councillor, Youth Programs Coordinator at (807) 468-2030 or 1-800-545-5113 and press “2” for the Eastern Area Office or  email:

or Shirley Kelly, Program Supervisor at

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