- Aquatic leadership skills
- Cultural teaching
- Life skills
- Pre-employment workshops
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Nîkânîw means “one who leads the way” in Cree. Nîkânîw combines the cultural teachings and guidance of Indigenous Elders and Leaders with the instruction of water safety education, first aid, CPR and leadership skills. These program areas complement each other, teaching a respect for Mother Earth, and especially the element of water.
Participants have 2 years to complete the program. Registration and intake happens each year in August and September. However, we do take applicants in throughout the program year on a monthly basis as space is available.
Are you 13-22 years old, have Indigenous ancestry and are committed to training in aquatics? Join the program to learn about Indigenous culture and aquatic based skills for employment.
The Nîkânîw Programmer will provide the applicant with a barcode for registration once an interview is complete.
Payment will be paid in 2 installments. The first payment will need to be made by September and the second payment will need to be made by February. Each barcode will cost $100.
If additional installments need to be made, please contact the Programmer.
Note: Applicants who already possess Water Safety Instructor and the National Lifeguard/Aquatic Emergency Care certifications are ineligible for this program but may be suitable candidates for other aquatic related positions.