Youth Outreach

Since 2006, Western University’s Indigenous Student Centre has offered innovative outreach programs to thousands of Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) from across Southwestern Ontario and Canada. The Indigenous Student Centre diligently fosters relationships with Indigenous communities to create pathways for Indigenous youth to access post-secondary education. Our outreach initiatives aim to increase access to post-secondary education by contributing to students’ academic, emotional, and social exposure to university. The Indigenous Student Centre's longstanding service in this area demonstrates a commitment to equity-based work that proactively open doors for youth and post-secondary education in an effort to close the gap in Indigenous student under-representation in universities. Some of these initiatives include the annual Mini-University (summer) Program, the annual Track and Field Day Event (grade 7-8), our Indigenous Awareness Week Youth Day, and much more.