RHF announces expansion of Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) has announced that it is investing $45M to expand the Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative. The program’s goal is to increase the number of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers in Canada. RHF will invest the funding into programs that will support pathways to train new Indigenous teachers, with the aim of having 10,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers in the education system. The program is led by RHF’s board of directors and National Advisory Committee on Indigenous Teacher Education Co-Chairs Roberta Jamieson and Dr Mark Dockstator. The funding has been provided by several partners, including the Mastercard Foundation. “While being transformational for students and Indigenous communities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis teachers are also essential to Canada’s reconciliation journey,” said RHF Director of Indigenous and Northern Relations Bill Mintram.

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