Linda Carey is currently enrolled in the Business Administration Program at Cambrian College in Sudbury. Linda balances school with looking after her family as a mother to seven. She is a member of Cree Nation of Wemindji, Quebec. After college, her goal is to create sustainable employment opportunities to help build healthy communities.
Aaron Eaglechild is currently studying at Humber College in the Electrical Techniques Program. His family is from Blood First Nation in southern Alberta and Vietnam. Outside of pursuing his career in electrical studies, Aaron enjoys biking around the city with friends and barbering.
Kasey Jensson is in her second year of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Confederation College in Thunder Bay studying to become a millwright. This summer she is working as a mechanical technician. Kasey enjoys outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and dirt biking. Kasey is a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario.
Caroline Pellerin is a third-year Electrical Engineering Technology student at Collège Boréal. Caroline plays volleyball as a varsity athlete and enjoys powerlifting, reading, and spending time with her friends. Upon completing her diploma, she hopes to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering in electrical engineering. Caroline is a member of Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke, Quebec.
Katelyn Percy is a member of the Sachigo Lake First Nation. She spent a year in Belgium as an international student. Afterward, she continued to live and work abroad, visiting close to 30 countries and speaks three languages. Katelyn is currently studying Marketing at George Brown College to pursue a career in the organic foods industry.
Jamie Restoule is a student at Canadore College studying Trades. Born and raised in Dokis First Nation, Jamie is an avid hunter and fisherman. He believes in living off the land and lives by the values taught by his mother and grandparents. Jamie enjoys playing at the Little NHL and has represented Ontario for two years at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.
Malia Robinson is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto majoring in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology and minoring in Women and Gender Studies and Spanish. Malia balances her studies as a Dean's List Scholar with swimming, archery, and volunteering off campus. After graduation, Malia intends to pursue a Masters in Disaster and Emergency Management. Malia is a member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia.
Kyle Roller received an advanced diploma for a three year Civil Engineering Technology program at Confederation College. Currently, Kyle is enrolled in the Summer Transition Program at Lakehead University to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Kyle has worked under a Red Seal Carpenter and this summer is working as a foreman carpenter. Kyle is a member of the Red Sky Métis Independent Nation.
Lesley-Anne Smoke is Dakota-Ojibwe from Birdtail Sioux First Nation. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies from Trent University. Lesley intends to pursue a post-graduate program in Human Resource Management also at Trent University. Lesley loves to spend her free time with her three daughters and attends as many powwows as she can. She is a jingle dress dancer and a backup singer.
Dawn Stiles is Ojibwe from Wabaseemoong First Nation, Treaty #3. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Indigenous Studies and Women's Studies at the University of Toronto. She is committed to working towards her dream of practising criminal law to create positive change in her community. Dawn is a 60's Scoop survivor and was adopted and raised in southern Ontario.
Nathan Granville is a member of Oneida Nation of the Thames and is a father of three. He is a student at York University currently pursuing his Chartered Professional Accounting designation.
Samantha Hourie is a member of Sandy Bay Objiway First Nation in Manitoba. She is a mother of five pursuing towards a Bachelor of Computer Program at Trent University. Samantha would like to thank Hydro One and Inspire for supporting her educational development journey.
Kassandra Maracle is from Six Nations of the Grand River and is currently completing a Business and Accounting Diploma at Fanshawe College. She is working towards completing her Chartered Professional Accounting designation. She balances her schooling with motherhood.
Nathan Misner is Dakota Sioux from Canupawakpa Dakota First Nation in southwestern Manitoba. Nathan completed a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Physical Sciences at the University of Alberta and studied at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Currently, he is pursuing a post-graduate certificate program in International Business Management at Seneca College. Nathan's goal is to study public policy and administration in order to advance Indigenous causes.
Brianna Patrick is completing a Bachelor's degree at the University of Toronto studying Environmental Sciences and Biology. She is also on the Varsity Blues women's volleyball team. In the future, she hopes to pursue a master's degree to give back to Indigenous communities. Brianna is a member of Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation.
Richard Peters is a member of the Bear Clan of Chi Minising (Beausoliel First Nation).Richard graduated from the Civil Engineering Technology program at George Brown College in Toronto. Richard is currently an Intern at Metrolinx working in Engineering and Design Standards.
Sophie-Christine Toulouse is Anishnawbe, with family from Sagamok Anishnawbek and Kitigan Zibi First Nation. She has previously attended Cambrian College for Environmental Field Techniques and has continued to pursue her education at Carleton University for Environmental Studies. Her dedication to her studies has resulted in being on the President's Honour List and Dean's Honour Roll of Achievements. It is her hope to continue to bring awareness to environmental issues.
Kyle Volney is a member of Wahnapitae First Nation and is currently studying Civil Engineering Technology at Seneca College. Kyle is a highly dedicated student involved in peer mentoring, student groups and sports. Kyle plans to attend Lakehead University in pursuance of an Engineering degree.
David Williamson is a member of Moose Deer Point First Nation and is currently pursuing a diploma in Computer Science at Algonquin College.
Nathan Ziebarth is a member of the Cree Nation of Wemindji, Quebec. Nathan is pursuing a Civil Engineering Technology degree at George Brown College.