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We’ve established a Young Professional Network (YPN) at CIRNAC and ISC and we need you!

We’re recruiting new general members for our Executive Committee. Please contact us at if you are interested in joining us or if you have any inquiries.

Who We Are

The Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Services Canada Young Professional Network (CIRNAC-ISC YPN), is an open and inclusive network consisting primarily of young professionals but open to all employees interested in continuing their professional development. As employees of these departments, we acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the Headquarters office is located on the traditional and unceded Algonquin Anishinaabe territory. In alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we strive to ensure this network is inclusive of all young professionals, in particular for Indigenous employees, considering the nature of our work, and that our events recognize the history and legacy of the departments. Our membership includes CIRNAC and ISC employees at all stages of their career, some new to the department, or to the government, but with a shared vision of an open and collaborative public service with opportunities for new ideas and initiatives.


  • Give young professionals a voice and increase their visibility within CIRNAC and ISC and the larger public service;
  • Enable a broader understanding of the public service in young professionals and newcomers to the public service through opportunities for learning, leadership, and networking;
  • Encourage interdepartmental and inter-sectoral communication, coordination and collaboration; and,
  • Provide opportunities for CIRNAC and ISC employees to learn about the history of Indigenous peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Indigenous–Crown relations, in alignment with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #57.

Co-Chairs of the CIRNAC-ISC YPN

Name Position Contact info
Trinity Choiniere-Hamilton Co-Chair for CIRNAC
Layton Ramsey Co-Chair for CIRNAC
Emanuelle Groleau Co-Chair for ISC

Upcoming Events

Below is a table of upcoming events, you can also consult our newsletters for more information on past or upcoming events.

Event Title Date Time Register Here
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The YPN releases a monthly newsletter filled with resources and information on upcoming events, to access current and previous newsletters check out this link!

Are you looking to engage with cultural competency trainings to assist you in your daily work? The YPN has compiled this list of offerings available to help you grow your cultural safety and humility, and fulfil mandatory training requirements set out by our Departments. If you have any questions, please reach out to the YPN at


1. Contact us at

2. Join our MS Team channel

3, Check out our newsletters!

4. Find us on LinkedIn