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.

Client Eligibility

  • Post-secondary funding for certificate or diploma programs up to 2 years or in the last two years of a degree program;
  • Indigenous women, trans-gender, two-spirited and gender diverse;
  • 15 years of age or older;
  • 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) –
ISET Coordinator

Native Women’s Association of the NWT –
ISET Coordinator

British Columbia Native Women’s Association (BCNWA) –
Domina Francois

The Alberta Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women –
Alison Poiron

Native Women’s Association of Canada Saskatchewan region –

Manitoba Moon Voice’s Inc. (MMVI) –
Cindy Morrison

Native Women’s Association of Canada Quebec region –
Rose-Desiree Ze Meka

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

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

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

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

Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI (AWAPEI) –
Laura Bernard

Native Women’s Association of Canada Nunavut region –
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 MacCormack
Phone: 613-366-4742

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).