Nomination Call 2011


Is there an Aboriginal youth that you look up to because they’re a
leader, a volunteer, preserves their culture, or excels in school or in
sports?  Are they between the ages of 13 to 30 years old?


National Aboriginal Role Model Program celebrates the accomplishments
of First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth. Each year, 12 Aboriginal role
models are chosen for their achievements, leadership and innovation.
Throughout the year, role models travel to communities to share their
stories with other Aboriginal youth. “Lead Your Way!” inspires them to
strive to reach their goals.

Only Aboriginal youth (between the ages 13 to 30 years old) can
nominate. Your role model must be First Nations, Inuit or Métis youth
between the ages of 13 and 30 years old and a Canadian citizen.

HOW? Fill out a nomination form, which has various attributes that fits your role model. Make sure you include:

  • A completed nomination form.

  • A short biography of your role model (1-2 pages) OR their resume.

  • One letter of support from your references (maximum of three).

WHEN? The deadline is Friday, March 4, 2011, 11:59 PM EST.

Incomplete nomination forms WILL NOT be accepted.

Please send your completed nomination form and supporting documents to:

National Aboriginal Role Model Program

National Aboriginal Health Organization

220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1200

Ottawa, ON   K1P 5Z9

Or by facsimile to:  3

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, please contact NARMP at:

Toll-free:        1-ext. 548 or 511


Sample Nomination: Here is a sample of a completed nomination (for reference only).


Win an iPod!

Nominate a First Nations, Inuit or Metis youth and have your name entered for a draw to win a free iPod!

forms that are valid, complete (with supporting documents) and
submitted or postmarked by the deadline date will be given one entry.

draw will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011. Other prizes will be
available. Winners will be notified and their names posted on the NARMP
web site. Good luck to everyone and submit a nomination today!


What happens when you become a “role model” in this program?

role model is with the program for one year from the time of the
announcement (June 21). The NARMP coordinates an award ceremony where
the new role models are presented with a crystal award with their name
inscripted on it.

Each role model receives a
personalized poster and trading card that displays their portrait and
favourite activity in the background. These posters and cards are
distributed to all Aboriginal communities, schools and organizations
across Canada.

Before the announcement, the new role
models receive two full days of orientation, which includes information
sessions on the program and the role model’s role, as well as training
on public speaking and media relations. This training usually takes
place in Ottawa and all expenses are covered by the NARMP.

the year, role models share their stories and experiences with other
Aboriginal youth. Each role model has the opportunity to travel to at
least three Aboriginal communities in Canada. The NARMP staff work with
the role models to co-ordinate these presentations. Community visits
are a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new things and do
some travelling!

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