The National Screen Institute is looking for youth interested in producing content for TikTok for their accelerator program.

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Presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI)

Grow your TikTok presence by learning the key elements of storytelling and discover essential building blocks for a successful digital career.

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators

Do you want to expand your TikTok community?

Are you passionate about expressing yourself online?

Do you dream of a career as a content creator?

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators, presented by the National Screen Institute, will provide up to 30 Indigenous creators with customized, hands-on online training to succeed on TikTok and beyond.

Learn how to maximize TikTok to grow your community and share your unique stories in a safe and respectful online space. Taught by industry experts, TikTok creators and members of the TikTok Canada team, you will learn essential storytelling techniques, create a robust marketing plan and develop a series of videos to set you on the path to success.

Program dates: November 8 to December 17, 2021

Type: Part-time

Location: Online

Applications open: September 20

Applications close: October 1 at 5 p.m. ET

Cost: There is no application fee or tuition cost

This training is for you if:

  • You are currently on TikTok and want to expand your presence and content
  • You are eager to learn the skills and tools to best tell your stories
  • You want to develop your creative expression
  • You want to learn how to collaborate with brands and other creators
  • You want to develop long-lasting relationships with experts and peers
  • You can commit the necessary time to complete the training

About TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators

TikTok Accelerator for Indigenous Creators is designed to empower Indigenous content creators to succeed on TikTok and within the creative media industries through skills-based education sessions, hands-on exercises and connections with professional industry experts and peers. The curriculum is designed with traditional and spiritual elements.

Training is part-time: two to three 90-minute online sessions per week spread over six weeks on topics such as:

  • Navigating TikTok (social presence, usage, audience engagement, trends, analytics and best practices)
  • Technical training (essential filmmaking techniques, content creation, lighting, editing and effects)
  • Media career building (personal branding, collaborations with brands and other creators, discovering your niche, goal setting and motivational coaching)
  • Social responsibility and digital wellness (community management, safety and handling negativity)

This program was developed by the National Screen Institute and TikTok Canada with curriculum guidance from Indigenous content creator Sherry Mckay (@sherry.mckay), and filmmakers Justina Neepin (@justinaneepin) and Roger Boyer.


Sherry Mckay, Justina Neepin, Cheyenne Bruneau and Sarah Simpson-Yellowquill.

Our commitment to underrepresented voices

At the National Screen Institute we serve and help develop the gifts of Indigenous creators.

We are committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas, and various religious groups.