Indigenous high school receives $2.9M from federal government for retrofits

Inner City High School, an Indigenous high school in Edmonton, has received $2.9M in federal funding to retrofit its building. Inner City will use the funds to increase the building’s sustainability through energy-efficient renovations such as improving glazing, using alternative energy sources, and increasing the building’s climate resilience; as well as making accessibility improvements and introducing English and Cree signage. The federal release explains that the retrofits will lead to cost savings that will be directed back into supporting students at the school. “Canada’s Green and Inclusive Community Buildings program will make our building a community showcase of inclusivity and energy efficiency,” said Inner City High School Director of Education Dr Joe Cloutier. “This retrofit ensures our programming continues to help thousands of Edmonton’s marginalized urban Indigenous and other youth become productive citizens for another 30 years.”

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