15 years of empowering Indigenous success.

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COMMUNITIES

550

ALUMNI

4000+

INSTRUCTION HOURS/YEAR

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MISSION

Make a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth

What We Do

Through experiential education that explores self-expression, embracing challenges, and shaping the journey to success, Outside Looking In supports and empowers Indigenous youth from high school to their career path of choice.

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Programs & Events

May 12, 2022 
Annual Showcase

Our Programs

Our life cycle of programs has been purpose-built to support Indigenous youth every step of the way from secondary school to their career path of choice. We have worked hard to develop and continuously improve these programs over the last 15 years to ensure they best meet the needs of the youth we serve and their communities.

OLI Dance

OLI Dance provides a creative method to support academic success. Guided by professional choreographers + supported by educators, youth learn choreography with opportunities to perform, both in their home communities + on Canada's biggest stage – Meridian Hall in Toronto!

OLI Dance

Oli Dance
RBC Future Leaders

RBC Future Leaders is a high school enrichment, leadership + mentorship program for Indigenous Youth in Grade 10, 11, and 12 who want to develop personal growth, essential leadership, and communication skills through dance.

RBC Future Leaders

RBC Future Leaders
OLI Work/Study

Recent high school graduates or young adults gain the education, confidence and skill set necessary to successfully enter/re-enter the workforce in a career discipline of their choosing.

OLI Work/Study

Oli Work/Study
OLI Entrepreneurship

OLI Entrepreneurship brings life to the ideas of aspiring inspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs. Teaches business fundamentals, leadership skills, and connects businesses with potential investors.

OLI Entrepreneurship

Oli Entrepreneurship
OLI Alumni Excelerator

The Alumni Excelerator is a dynamic network that supports and inspires education and career advancement through skill development, learning and mentorship, access to resources, opportunities and shared experiences.

OLI Alumni Excelerator

Oli Alumni Excelerator

Supporting Indigenous youth every step
of the way

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About Us

Founded in 2007, OLI started by introducing dance classes to remote Indigenous communities as a tool to motivate youth to stay in school.
 

15 years later, OLI offers Dance, Leadership, Work/Study, and Entrepreneurship programming to communities, organizations, Friendship Centres and Public-School Boards across Canada.

Proudly Supported By

RBC FUTURE LEADERS

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OLI WORK/STUDY

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DONORS

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IN-KIND DONORS

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