What We Do

15 years of empowering Indigenous success

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.

Why It Matters

Our programs encourage youth to pursue education, engage in self-expression, and celebrate empowerment. We inspire Indigenous youth with the teachings of long-term commitment, accountability, responsibility, and perseverance.

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Communities Served

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Aamjiwnaang, ON

Algonquin, ON

Berens River, MB

Chisasibi, QC

Deep Brook, NS

Deer Lake First Nation, ON

Elsipogtog, NB

Fonthill, ON

Fort Frances, ON

Garden Hill First Nation, MB

Grunthal, MB

Iqaluit, NU

Lac La Croix, ON

London, ON

Membertou, NS

Mississaugi First Nation River 8, ON

Ottawa, ON

Peguis First Nation, MB

Pikangikum, ON

Red Sucker Lake First Nation, MB

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Slave Lake, AB

St Marys, ON

St Theresa Point, MB

Wasagamack Island Lake, MB

Webequie First Nation, ON

West Vancouver, BC

Wikwemikong, ON

Winnipeg, MB

Xaxl’ip First Nation, BC

Our Annual Event 

On May 12, 2022 we will be presenting our 15th Annual Showcase live and in person at Meridian Hall in Toronto.

Our Supporters


In The News

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May 2022

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Dance program supports academic success

May 2022

Saskatchewan Weekend with Shauna Powers. OLI helps Indigenous youth graduate

May 2022

CTV's Donna Sound showcases our 15th Anniversary performance

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May 2022

Outside Looking In contributing to students graduating from high school

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May 2022

Here and Now with Gill Deacon: OLI returns to Meridian Hall

May 2022

Indigenous dancers hit the stage in life-changing youth show

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May 2022

This is Canada’s largest Indigenous Youth Dance Performance


May 2022

Snotty Nose Rez Kids On Performing At 2022 Juno Awards

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May 2022

Indigenous dancers to 'get everything out' in performance with Juno nominees


May 2022

DJ Shub on Outside Looking In and Encouraging Indigenous Youth


May 2022

Indigenous youth from across Canada will perform in Toronto this week


April 2022

YTV Host Spencer Litzinger interviews three RBC Future Leader participants


April 2015

OLI - It's about engaging kids to stay in school and reach for their dreams

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February 2020

Program empowers Indigenous youth through the gift of dance

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February 2020

Iqaluit school program promotes academics through dance

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February 2020

Iqaluit students dance their way through school

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May 2019

Teens from fly-in First Nations transformed by dancing their way onto Toronto stage

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3 years ago

Outside Looking In program provides opportunities to First Nations students

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June 2019

WATCH: Indigenous teens transformed by hip hop

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May 2019

Ambitions soar for Indigenous youth in dance program

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June 2011

Native youth dance their way downtown

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May 2019

Nationwide program empowers Indigenous youth with power of dance

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May 2019

12th Annual Indigenous Youth Dance Show this Thursday


May 2019

12th Annual “Indigenous Youth Dance Show” at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

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May 2017

Outside Looking In: Dance For Aboriginal Students

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May 2017

Indigenous Youth Exemplify Strength Through Dance


May 2016

Indigenous youth empowered through dance

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May 2016

Dance program for indigenous youth offers boost within and beyond the classroom

Supporting Indigenous youth every step of the way