About Us

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About Us

NYA is a registered non-profit charitable organization dedicated to helping youth from Canada’s north achieve their potential. Through programs that operate on the philosophy of education through work and travel, NYA inspires youth from Nunavut and the Northwest Territories to achieve their goals, and provides them with the tools, experience and network of support required to do so.

Our Mission

Northern Youth Abroad seeks to foster leadership, cross-cultural awareness, individual career goals, and international citizenship in the youth of the north. The program promotes success in education by providing life-changing experiences through volunteer work and travel.

Learn more about NYA at these links:
Who We Are / What We Do / How We Do It / 

Read NYA’s comprehensive Organizational Backgrounder to get the whole story