Canada announces new investments in Indigenous teacher training, student supports

The Government of Canada has announced two significant investments into Indigenous students and teachers. The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) has confirmed that a $13.2M investment will support Indigenous-led and community-driven programs. RHF will partner with Gabriel Dumont Institute; McGill University; Mi’kmaq Wolastoqey Centre – University of New Brunswick; Seven Generations Education Institute; University Blue Quills; University College of the North; and Yukon University, Yukon First Nation Education Directorate, and First Nation School Board to train and empower 10,000 new Indigenous teachers. The federal government has also announced an additional $6M in funding for Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program. These funds will allow Indspire to offer financial supports to 2,400 Indigenous students.

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