The national voice for off-reserve Indigenous Peoples since 1971.

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples represents the interests of Métis, status and Non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve in Canada. CAP is one of five National Indigenous Representative Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada.

Call for Nominations Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Representative

Call for Nominations Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Youth Representative The National Youth Council (NYC) is an elected group of young Aboriginal representatives from across Canada who advocate on behalf of all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis, and NunatuKavut Inuit As National Youth Representative, you will have the responsibility to: 1. Represent and advocate on behalf of the CAP NYC; 2. Attend any meetings, events, or activities as needed; 3. Serve as an official voting representative for the CAP NYC on the CAP Board of Directors; 4. Keep the CAP Board of Directors informed of NYC activities and provide a youth perspective towards all issues discussed; 5. Work with the NYC Steering Committee, provincial youth representatives, and CAP staff to deliver and enhance youth programming across Canada; 6. Adhere to the Codes of Conduct of CAP and of the NYC. Election will be for a period of two (2) years and is open to any member of a CAP provincial or territorial organization in good standing who is 18-28 years of age at time of election. Applicants must email a copy of their resume and a one-page cover letter with a brief introduction about themselves, why they want the position, and what strengths and knowledge they can bring to the NYC. Applicants will be given time for a speech and questions/answer period during the NYC meeting prior to the CAP AGA. Applicants may appear in person or communicate via phone or internet for this period. A suitable time will be determined at a later date by consensus with each applicant. Deadline for submissions is September 12, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST The election will be made official following the closing of the CAP Annual General Assembly in September 2023. For more information or to apply, please contact Noah Porter by email at or by phone at 613-747-6022 ext.244

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training

Assistance and funding for training and skills development Through the Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) program, CAP provides assistance and funding for training and skills development to Aboriginal Peoples living off-reserve.

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Unveiling Truths: A MMIWG Commemoration Project

Indigenous women and girls are leaders and valued members of their communities. For decades they have been going missing, and many have been murdered.

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