Katimavik, the Cree Nation Government, Cree Nation Youth Council, Cree Human Resources Department, and Cree School Board had previously partnered to create Cree Youth in Transition. This program provided the opportunity for 10 Cree Youth (ages 18-30) to:
- Participate in the Katimavik development experience: living in an autonomous, but structured group setting in Regina, Saskatchewan and working four days a week as a volunteer in a community not-for-profit partnering organization;
- Complete a postsecondary course in a broad range of educational backgrounds at Trent University;
- Increase their culture and language knowledge to strengthen self-esteem and provide them with strong working skills;
- Open avenues that lead directly to more success in education or training, or direct access to employment.