The Newfoundland Native Women's Association in conjunction with the Native Women's Association of Canada offer the following services. To learn more and apply for any of the services offered select the LEARN MORE links at the end of each service section.
Scholarships & Bursaries
Every year, NWAC hands out scholarships and bursaries to young Indigenous
women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students.LEARN MORE
Indigenous Skills and Employment Training
AS OF AUGUST 30, 2022 WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM. APPLICATIONS CAN BE SUBMITTED ON A MONTHLY BASIS. THERE IS NO CUT-OFF DATE FOR THIS PROGRAM. FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR UP TO 2-YEAR PROGRAMS OR THE LAST 2 YEARS OF A DEGREE PROGRAM WITH LIVING ALLOWANCE. FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM, CLICK THE "LEARN MORE" LINK BELOW.
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. LEARN MORE
#BeTheDrum is an Entrepreneurial Outreach and Navigation Program developed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada designed to build the skills of Indigenous women entering the sphere of Business, Management, and Entrepreneurship. LEARN MORE
Helen Bassett Commemorative Student Award
Every year, NWAC hands out the Helen Bassett Commemorative Award to four young Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, or gender-diverse students in the amount of $1,000 each. The awards are made possible by the generous donation of Helen Bassett, an Ontario artist and passionate advocate for the advancement of Indigenous women and for fair solutions to Indigenous land claim issues. LEARN MORE
Michael Melancon-Koffend Student Award
In 2020, NWAC received a generous donation from Marie Melancon-Ifram. In her selflessness, she specified NWAC as one of the beneficiaries of her estate, with the direction that the donation be used to provide bursaries. The bursaries named in her late son’s name, Michael Melancon-Koffend, will enable Indigenous women, Two-Spirit, and gender-diverse post-secondary students to pursue their educational goals. LEARN MORE
Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemmorative Student Award
The Nellie Makokis Carlson Commemorative Student Award honours indigenous activist Nellie Makois Carlson and all she has done for Indigenous rights. We celebrate her memory by awarding three hard-working mothers and/or primary caregivers who are working towards making a better future for their children. LEARN MORE