The NWAC ISET program helps Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals to fully participate in economic opportunities. NWAC believes that education can help Indigenous women achieve economic success. Empowered Indigenous women are the foundation for strong families and communities.

Through NWAC’s agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) we are able to provide supports such as tuition, living allowance, childcare, job starts and other resources that can help Indigenous women reach their employment and skills training goals.

Eligible clients are Indigenous women, trans-gender, two-spirited and gender diverse (First Nation, Inuit and Metis) who are 15 years of age or older. Individuals seeking funding must be unemployed, under-employed or able to demonstrate an immediate risk of being unemployed.

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Applications can be submitted directly to the Regional ISET Coordinator in your Province or Territory for review.

Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Council (YAWC) – Sue Christianson

Native Women’s Association of the NWT – Michelle LeMouel

British Columbia Native Women’s Association (BCNWA) – Crystle Phillips

The Alberta Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women –

Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation – Savannah LaBelle

Manitoba Moon Voice’s Inc. (MMVI) – Tiffani Chief

Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group (TNWSG) – Samantha Batisse

Quebec Native Women’s Association (QNW) – Nathalie Bussière

Newfoundland Native Women’s Association (NNWA) – Jackie Wheeler

Indigenous Women’s Association of the Wabanaki Territories (IWWT) –

Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA) – Justine Maloney

Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWAPEI) – Samantha Lewis

Nunavut – Denise MacCormack


Are you an employer looking for a strong reliable dedicated Indigenous women employee? If so, we can help by finding innovative solutions to support your HR requirements. NWAC can offer important resources to get a potential employee ready to be an important part of your team.

For more information please contact:
Denise Robillard
Native Women Association of Canada
Head Office:
85 Albert Street, 12th Floor, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Y9
Phone: (343)997-5974 Fax: (613)722-7687

Partnerships Building

NWAC has created partnerships with public and private sector employers who are committed to employing Indigenous women.

These partnerships provide Indigenous women with the appropriate education and training to secure meaningful employment in a demand driven skill sector.

This initiative is made possible through the financial support of the government of Canada.

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).