Innovation in Education Program


The objective of the Innovation in Education Program is to support innovative programs and projects which aim to improve outcomes for:

  • communities
  • schools
  • students

Guidelines for this program were developed in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and the National Indian Council of Education and are intended to help eligible beneficiaries in the development of their costed work plans.

The Innovation in Education Program replaces the Innovation Activities Program that was offered under the discontinued New Paths for Education. It is one of several contribution programs, along with programs such as the Research and Learning Program and the Education Partnerships Program, which complement Indigenous Services Canada’s (ISC) funding efforts towards First Nations elementary and secondary education.

These projects are defined through a regionally-based funding allocation and project approval process led by First Nations.

Applicants who have access to the ISC’s services portal should use the electronic application form by opening a session on the portal. If you do not have access to the portal, please contact your regional office to get access to the portal.