About TeKnoWave Inc.
TeKnoWave Inc. is an Indigenous non-profit corporation headquartered in Ottawa. Established in 2000, we serve First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations in Canada.
We oversee capacity-building programs that enhance Indigenous self-reliance through economic and community development, heritage and cultural awareness, talent development, adult education, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities.
For over 20 years, TeKnoWave has been delivering projects to bridge the skills gap, enhance employment prospects, and provide innovative and sustainable solutions to Indigenous communities’ needs.
Our projects cover a wide range of fields, including IT, healthcare, clean energy, business career development, employment awareness and skills training, industry certifications, and certificates. TeKnoWave has developed Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity Handbooks in collaboration with community partners and offered seminars and workshops.
As a non-profit organization, TeKnoWave offers Indigenous programs that increase capacity in Indigenous communities and employment opportunities for Indigenous people. The organization is community-driven and designed to involve Indigenous communities at the intersection of economic development, training and reciprocal knowledge transfer.
Communities and organizations interested in hosting the TeKnoWave program can benefit from the training received by students through the community cooperative work placement project following in-class training.
Retaining expertise in the communities in the long term is essential.
Participating students gain self-confidence, self-worth, and often a renewed interest in their culture.