NYA Learns

In partnership with PLAY NWT, we’re offering a number of free, online activities for youth (and adults!) across the north.

Who can participate?

Open and free to everyone! You just need access to the internet, and either Zoom, Youtube, or Facebook Live.

How do you join?

You do not need to register or sign up ahead of time. There are 3 ways to follow along/join.

  1. Watch the Live videos on our Facebook page at the scheduled times.
  2. Join the session by video chat using the Zoom link here (you will need to download Zoom).
  3. Watch the videos at any time on our Facebook or Youtube (links to each video playlist are in the activity descriptions below).

You can also get involved by leading a session! You can do a live video or a pre-recorded video about anything you want! Email nya@nya.ca or message our facebook page if you want to learn more.

Weekly Activities and Schedule

We are currently taking a break from new sessions, but you can still watch all of our already recorded sessions at the links below!

About the Activities & Watch Their Videos

To watch videos for each activity on YouTube, click on the link in their description after their scheduled time.

Northern Creators

Watch our series of videos from Alumni and other northerners as they showcase their skills, ideas, and activities! Videos include throat singing, beading, and sewing.

Northern and Dene Games to Try at Home

Aboriginal Sports Circle NWT will be leading us through and teaching traditional games. The games will help develop respect, leadership development, community wellness, personal growth, and skills – all while having fun! Some of the games that will be demonstrated over the next few weeks include high kick, snow snake, stick pull, arm pull.. And more.

Art Lessons

Follow along with Erin and learn new drawing skills! No experience needed, beginners and artists welcome! all you need is a pencil, paper, and an eraser. Erin Boake is an artist and art educator currently based in Alberta. Erin has lived in Whitehorse and Iqaluit, where she taught art for the Nunavut Arctic College.

Yoga with Josee 

Josee will be leading multiple Yoga vinyasa Flow classes over a number of weeks.


In these sessions, dance educators from the Canadian National Ballet school will be leading us through activities and skills that are fun and get you moving! Anyone can join – beginners are welcome!

Aerobic Table Tennis

A fun interactive Aerobic Table Tennis session by Steve. Music will be played to create a high energy zone. Have fun, keep fit, learn table tennis! If you have table tennis equipment that’s great! But if not, you can still follow along with a hard book and a ball or rolled-up pair of socks. Either way, you can follow along and get your heart pumping!

Pow Wow Step Groove with Josee 

Josee is Algonquin First Nations from Pikwakanagan, ON. She has solidified a career in Ottawa and surrounding areas as a professional dance artist and pow wow dancer. Josee has expanded her love for movement and performance into the world of yoga and wellness.

Fundamental Movement Skills

Join Sarah in learning different games and activities! Learn games that you can play and follow along with. Each session will remind us about how play and movement can help people feel a sense of belonging, improve focus and feel good about who they are. The sessions will motivate participants to move and play and inspire others to do the same. Each week will be different games.

Funky Workout | BOKS

Kyla will be doing a fun workout that will get you moving! Great for beginners, no equipment needed. Move along to music and get your heart pumping.

BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) is a non-profit organization focused on getting kids more active. With lots of fun, easy to run games and activities to inspire kids to make play and movement part of their day.

Cardio Remix

Join Amanda for a heart-pumping 30 minutes. This class will get you pumped up and have those high energy feelings flowing! No equipment needed!


DANCEPL3Y isn’t like a regular dance class – it’s a high-energy, super-fun, grab your friends and fave high tops kind of dance class. Learn simple moves from a mix of styles and get interACTIVE (virtually of course!). Classes are based on the 3 Rules of PL3Y: Be Positive. Be Fun. Be Yourself. This way each person can discover their own unique style and way of moving.