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Canada and Alberta support infrastructure investments to upgrade Yellowhead Tribal College’s STEM facilities

With excitement, Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) is working in partnership to deliver infrastructure needs that supports the College's mandate, particularly in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The joint funding with the Government of Canada, and Government of Alberta will upgrade educational facilities at YTC! 

For more details on this initiative, please go to the following link:

World Indigenous Forum

Yellowhead Tribal College is excited to be part of the World Indigenous Forum! President, Diana Steinhauer will be providing details about our new collaboration with the Unique Get Together Society in offering our Indigenous Health Support Worker Diploma program!

Notice - Online delivery for remaining Fall semester

Announcement: New Counsellor

2020 Graduation Update

The College has chosen to change the format of the fall 2020 graduation, please read the announcement here 2020_09_29_YTC Graduation Update.pdf

Welcome Claudette Rain, YTC's New Department Head of Social Work

March 4, 2020

Please join Yellowhead Tribal College in welcoming our newest team member: Claudette Rain! 

Positioned as the new Social Work Department Head at YTC, she will report to the Academic Dean and lead our Social Work Department, which is currently offering both diploma and bachelor's social work education programs. Additionally, she will be the College's representative on a number of committees including the Social Work Task Force, to continue strengthening Indigenous Social Work education.

Claudette earned a Diploma of Social Work (1996) from MacEwan University, a Bachelor of Social Work (1998) and a Master of Social Work (2000) from the University of Calgary. Claudette wrote one of her major graduate research papers on the efficacy of social work education in relation to meeting the needs of Indigenous students while identifying key factors for the students' success.

Her experiences in direct urban and rural social work practice also include serving as the Chair of Social Work in one of the province's public institutions. With more than fourteen years of experience in the government sector, she has worked in a number of ministries as a senior manager. Bringing this wealth of knowledge in many areas of the public sector, we're excited to see her apply policy and program development experiences and first-class education as we nurture and continue to grow our Social Work education program!

Claudette is located on the second floor of the YTC offices in the Orange Hub, so be sure to drop by and say hello!

2019 YTC Christmas Newsletter

The Yellowhead Tribal Council has come out with their first newsletter edition! Please see the link to read the document YTC Council Newsletter. Happy Holidays! 

Media Release: NIAB and CASWE-ACFTS Mutually honour Social Work Degrees

YTC Launches Four New Programs

Yellowhead Tribal College to launch four new programs in Fall 2019


Edmonton, AB - August 1, 2019 – Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) announces the launch of four new educational programs for Fall 2019, which include an Indigenous Community Health Worker Program, an Indigenous Languages Degree, a two-year Pre-Education Diploma Program, and a Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Installation Assistant program, all of which are intended to meet labour market needs and to build capacities in Indigenous communities across Alberta.


YTC’s Indigenous Community Health Worker Diploma program is the first of its kind in the province, and will provide education in community health and Indigenous culture and healing practices to meet the growing need for healthcare workers that can provide culturally appropriate, culturally safe healthcare services to Indigenous peoples and communities 


The Indigenous Languages Degree will provide students with a foundation in Cree, Stoney/Nakota, and Anishnaabe/Saulteaux languages. This degree program will foster students to emerge with speaking and writing proficiency in one or more Indigenous languages and the capacity to promote and advocate for the retention of Indigenous language and culture.


YTC’s two-year Pre-Education Diploma program lays the foundation for a career in elementary or secondary education - graduates from the two-year Diploma will be eligible to continue in a Bachelor of Education program at a variety of post-secondary institutions. 


Finally, the YTC’s Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Installation Assistant program will train students for careers in the growing field of photovoltaic (solar) panel installation. With assistance from academic, industry, and community experts as well as Indigenous Elders, students will learn how renewable energy technology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) are vital in balancing traditional values and the needs of industry and communities in the development of green energy.


Applications for Fall 2019 are still being accepted - admission requirements and further information can be found at, or by contacting

The Calgary Star Features YTC

The new Indigenous Community Health Worker Program is featured in the Calgary Star! Please use the link below to read the article

Indigenous Careers Award - Deadline Feb 8th, 2019

Yellowhead Tribal College to Be Anchor Tenant at the Orange Hub

July 27, 2018

Yellowhead Tribal College (YTC) is excited to announce that as of August 7, 2018, YTC will be an anchor tenant at the Orange Hub, formerly the MacEwan West Campus, and that all programming from Fall 2018 onwards will be offered from our new facility at 10045 - 156 Street.

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Spring Golf Tournament June 7: Join Us and Support YTC!

Yellowhead Tribal College and the Natamoowin Education Foundation invite all friends of the college to our spring fundraiser: a golf tournament at Trestle Creek Golf Resort in Entwhistle, Alberta! 

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YTC Receives Certificate of 10-Year Accreditation

Two years in the making, the process of accreditation involved reporting on every aspect of our history, current operations, and future plans, as well as our values and cultural practices.

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Yellowhead Tribal College Celebrates Black History Month

February 6, 2017

Yellowhead Tribal College was proud to participate in Black History Month 2017 events.

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Dr. Sam Shaw named as President and Chief Academic Officer of Yellowhead Tribal College

June 22, 2016

Yellowhead Tribal College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sam Shaw as its new President and Chief Academic Officer, effective June 13, 2016. 

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