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OUR MISSION

Northerners Taking Flight is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspire, guide, support, develop and facilitate employment for people of the north in all areas of aviation in collaboration with Northern Operators, Education, Government, Aviation Organizations, Indigenous Leaders and communities

OUR VISION

Securing the future and accessibility of northern communities by developing a diverse and empowered workforce that collaborates with northern and indigenous members

THE NEED!

Northern communities rely heavily on air transportation as a primary way to connect to the outside and uphold access to different resources for survival including cargo transport, medevac services and fire-fighting. A national shortage of experienced flight crew has been identified which is also an issue for northern and remote operators, there is also a demand in northern and remote Canada for personnel for all aviation related occupations including maintenance and airport operations. 

NTF is dedicated to promote aviation careers in the North and support participants throughout the process! 

THIS IS HOW:

Inspire

It all starts with an idea…

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Guide

Let us show you how to get there!                   

 

Suport

Mentorship and support in the process!  

Develop

We can help you obtain the skills you need!

Employment

Ready to work? – Let us help you…                  

OUR BOARD

Wendy Tayler

President and majority shareholder of Alkan Air and Chair of the Northern Aviation Transportation Association.

Jonathan Talon

Director of Operations at Great Slave Helicopters. Jon has been a pilot with Great Slave Helicopters since 2007. 

Sean Louttit

Vice President of Maintenance with Canadian North. Over 30 years of
experience within the aviation industry.

Susan Moorhead

Worked two decades in the private sector, education, a Self-Governing First Nation, and the U.S. and Canadian federal governments.

Theresa Davis

Has been with the Canadian Council for Aviation & Aerospace since 2005. Currently the Director of Project Management and Accreditation.

Jennifer Lefreniere

Capt Lafrenière was an Air Cadet and has been an officer in the Canadian Forces since 1992. Jennifer has been living in the north since 2006 where she continues to work with the Canadian Cadet Organizations and supports youth development.

Ryan Mannen

Unit Operations Specialist at Whitehorse Tower for Nav Canada. I’ve been a licensed air traffic controller since 2010 and the UOS since 2013.

Colin Dempsey

Colin has been an instructor in the Business Administration Program at Aurora College since 2013.  Colin has a current and comprehensive understanding of issues impacting education and economics in the Northwest Territories..

THIS IS THE BEST TIME TO PURSUE A CAREER IN AVIATION

When choosing a career in aviation, you choose a career of fulfilment and endless possibilities. From saving lives when flying air ambulances to flying across the Atlantic, controlling air traffic to fixing jumbo jets, the industry offers a broad variety of options for all women and men. The world-wide professional shortage gives candidates the ease of finding employment immediately after graduation. I encourage people to start a career in aviation, you’ll find that here the sky is not the limit.

Andrea Lavin – Executive Director 

 

Andrea Lavin – Executive Director  

 

Contact us to learn more!

Are you interested in pursuing a career in aviation? Would you like to bring NTF to your school or community? Contact us TODAY!