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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 all the time for our Executive Committee. Please contact us at if you are interested in joining us or if you have any inquiries.

The YPN has a student sub-committee geared towards supporting student needs. We are always recruiting general members for the student committee as well! Everyone is eligible, even if you are a full-time employee, a bridged student, or ending your term! Please contact if you would like to join!

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
Hannah Burnett Co-Chair for ISC
Layton Ramsey Co-Chair for ISC
Trinity Choiniere-Hamilton Co-Chair for CIRNAC
Co-Chair for CIRNAC

Events Calendar

Event Title Date Time Register Here
YPN Movie Monday: The Métis of Alberta: re:LOCATION January 16, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Young Professionals Network’s Mentorship Learning Series: Mentorship by Managers January 20, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
YPN History Lesson: The Evolution of Treaty-Making January 31, 2023 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST


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 YPN VP’s Stephanie Salifu (ISC) and Rebecca Warrian (CIRNAC) or participate in our monthly MS Teams office hour (starting March 15th 12-1PM EST).


1. Contact us at

2. Join our MS Team channel

3. Look through our ISC/CIRNAC_YPN_Terms_of_Reference

4. Join our GCconnex Group ISC and CIRNAC Young Professionals Network (YPN)

5. Find us on LinkedIn