Education Resources

Organization and Resource Information

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs (BATC)

Community Development Corporation

Program Summary

Provides Funding for the following purposes:
– Economic Development
– Social Development
– Community Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
– Educational Development
– Recreational Facilities Operation and Development
– Senior and Youth Programs
– Cultural Development
– Justice Initiatives
– Health Initiatives
– Other Charitable Purposes

 

Eligible Recipients

The BATC CDC invites applications from charitable and non profit organizations for Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs, Battlefords Tribal Council, as well as independent First Nations located within the BATC CDC catchments and in the immediate communities of North Battleford and Battleford

Application Deadline

June 2, Sept 2, Dec 2

Contact Information

971 104th Street, North Battleford, SK S9A 4B2
306-446-1400
Fax: 306-446-1308

Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation – Grant Funding
Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation

Grant Funding

Program Summary

The Dakota Dunes Community Development Corporation:

  • Allocates grant funding in order to enhance independence and well being of residents of the communities we support;
  • Allocates these funds with fairness, accountability and transparency; and
  • Supports economic development, social development, justice initiatives, educational development, recreation facilities operation and development, senior and youth programs, cultural development, community infrastructure development and maintenance, health initiatives, and other charitable purposes.

Eligible Recipients

Must be part of the catchment area.

Contact Information

#200 – 335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4S1
306-956-1799
Fax: 306-956-6141
tkyle@dakotadunescdc.com

Government of Saskatchewan – Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program

Government of Saskatchewan

Charles Knight Youth Mentorship Program

Program Summary

Northern students submit a 250 word essay about their leadership roles in their schools. Selected students participate in a 2 day program to expose the students to education and employment opportunities and also teach them about democratic government.
 

Eligible Recipients

Northern students
 

Government of Saskatchewan – Help Me Tell My Story

Help Me Tell My Story

Program Summary

IPad App to support oral development for children. The app collects data from children, their caregivers, their teachers and Elders in their community. It gives educators and caregivers immediate access to results.
 

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – CanCode Program

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

CanCode Program

Program Summary

The CanCode program aims to provide coding and digital skills learning opportunities to a diverse set of participants, principally students from kindergarten to grade 12 (K-12) across Canada, including traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as their teachers. The program will consider proposals for initiatives that run until the program end date of March 31, 2019.
 

Eligible Recipients

• Must be a not-for-profit organization incorporated in Canada; and
• Must have a minimum of three years’ experience in the delivery of coding and digital education programs to K-12 youth and/or their teachers.

 

Contact Information

Telephone (toll-free in Canada): 1-800-328-6189
Telephone (Ottawa): 613-954-5031
Fax: 343-291-1913
TTY (for hearing-impaired): 1-866-694-8389

By mail: CanCode
C.D. Howe Building
235 Queen Street, 1st floor, West Tower
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H5

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) – Band Operated Schools : Core Curriculum Component

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

Band Operated Schools : Core Curriculum Component

Program Summary

Provides resources for piloting, implementing and adapting curriculum, as well as staff in-service and/or staff development.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Band Operated Schools : High School Component

Band Operated Schools : High School Component

Program Summary

Provides resources to cover the higher costs associated with delivering and administrating a high school program

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Band Operated Schools : Instructional Services

Band Operated Schools : Basic Instructional Services

Program Summary

Resources to cover costs of instructional salaries, professional development, substitute teachers, paraprofessional aids, language instruction, cultural activities, and instructional supplies (classroom/student). The base rate is $4,609 per full-time employee for 2018-19.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Band Operated Schools : Reconnecting Students to School Component

Band Operated Schools : Reconnecting Students to School Component

Program Summary

Provides support to students in the community with poor attendance or those not attending school.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Band Operated Schools : Small School Administration Funding

Band Operated Schools : Small School Administration Funding

Program Summary

To allow the principal classroom release time to deal with school admin issues and/or for admin assistant services.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Dual Principal Funding

Dual Principal Funding

Program Summary

For a replacement principal to make necessary preparations where a band-operated school experiences significant grade additions/program expansions.

First Nation submits a plan and budget to hire a qualified principal 6 months prior to opening a new school.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Application Deadline

6 months prior to opening a new school.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Education Partnerships Program

Education Partnerships Program

Program Summary

To advance First Nation student achievement in First Nation and Provincial schools through a tripartite education partnership arrangement (FN, Indigenous Services, and Ministry of Education) where First Nation and Provincial officials share expertise and services, and where the partners co-ordinate learning initiatives in support of First Nation students. 2 kinds of partnerships: partnership establishment and partnership advancement.

Structural Readiness:
Sub-component to the EPP. To support activities that strengthen the organizational capacity of regional First Nation organizations for the delivery of educational services to First Nation schools in preparation for legislation. NOTE: Proposals may seek funding for Structural Readiness activities only through FNSSP, using a separate FNSSP proposal template.

Eligible activities include:
• Governance and leadership
• External Relations
• Parental/Community Involvement
• Planning, performance Measurement and Rash Management
• Financial Management
• Human Resources Management
• Information Management and Information Technology

Eligible Recipients

Regional First Nation organizations that meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Have documented support from First Nations/communities/schools (e.g. Band or Tribal Council resolution, or other documentation such as formal letters of support);
• Organizational structure includes an executive director or equivalent, finance officer, and a board of directors or equivalent;
• Undertakes, as a key function, elementary and secondary education support for groups of First Nation communities/schools;
• Be in a sound financial position;
• Agree to produce publicly available annual reports on education partnership activities and expenditures; and
• If new, replace an existing organization or be an amalgamation of existing organizations.

Structural Readiness:
• Regional First Nation organizations who currently undertake, as a key function, elementary and secondary support for a defined group of band-operated schools.
• On an exceptional basis, First Nation Band Councils and Federal Schools that are not in receipt of any services, support or funding from any Regional First Nation Organization may be eligible for FNSSP funding.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Enhanced Teachers’ Salaries

Enhanced Teachers' Salaries

Program Summary

Additional resources to enable First Nations to pay the education staff within the Band schools with salaries that are comparable to prov.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy : The Skills Link Program (SLP)

First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy : The Skills Link Program (SLP)

Program Summary

The SLP has the following objectives:
• to promote the benefits of education as key to labour market participation
• to support the development and enhancement of essential employability skills among First Nation and Inuit youth such as communication skills, problem solving and working with others)
• to introduce youth to a variety of career options
• to help youth acquire skills by providing wage subsidies for mentored work experience
• to support the provision of mentored school-based work and study opportunities such as co-operative education and internships)
• to help First Nation and Inuit youth overcome barriers to employment.

Eligible participants include:
• First Nations and Inuit youth ordinarily resident on reserve, in recognized communities or on community lands, and Inuit who are residents in Canada, but who reside outside their territory, and are no longer eligible to be funded by their territory (proof of refusal is required). Eligible participants have to be legally entitled to work in Canada. Youth means persons aged 15 to 30 inclusive.
• Mentored work placements, including ICT, are for youth who are not in school, or are unemployed or underemployed.
• Co-operative education placements youth may be younger than 15 years of age as activities under cooperative placements are for students in grades 7 to 12 (secondary 1 to secondary 5), enrolled in and attending a federal or band-operated school.
• For career promotion and science and technology activities, youth may be younger than 15 years of age.

 

Eligible Participants

• Residents on reserve or in recognized communities or on community lands
• Individuals legally entitled to work in Canada
• Registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and who intend to return to school on a full-time basis the next academic year.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy : The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy : The Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)

Program Summary

To prepare First Nation secondary and post-secondary students for future entry into labor market by facilitating access to summer employment.

Eligible Participants

• Residents on reserve or in recognized communities or on community lands
• Individuals legally entitled to work in Canada
• Registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year and who intend to return to school on a full-time basis the next academic year.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP)

First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP)

Program Summary

To support First Nation educators on reserve (k-gr 12) in their ongoing efforts to meet their students needs and improve student and school results (School success planning, student learning assessments, performance measurements). Three priority areas: literacy, numeracy, and student retention.

Eligible Recipients

• Regional First Nation organizations who currently undertake, as a key function, elementary and secondary support for a defined group of band-operated schools.
• On an exceptional basis, First Nation Band Councils and Federal Schools that are not in receipt of any services, support or funding from any Regional First Nation Organization may be eligible for FNSSP funding.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education: Band Direct Services

High Cost Special Education: Band Direct Services

Program Summary

For individual students qualifying with moderate to profound high cost special end needs. PAGC Regional Management Organization on behalf of its member First Nations is responsible for the management o the direct and indirect special education services for students.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education: First Nation Child and Family Services – ISC Administered

High Cost Special Education: First Nation Child and Family Services - ISC Administered

Program Summary

Students who are in the care of CFS agencies are sometimes placed in residential treatment centres. Indigenous Services reimburses the agency of the special education component of the program for a student who is placed in Child Care and Education Centre in Ranch Ehrlo and Eagle’s Nest Ranch.

Eligible Recipients

FNCFS Agencies

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education: Indirect Services – Tribal Councils/Education Authorities/ Unaffiliated First Nations

High Cost Special Education: Indirect Services - Tribal Councils/Education Authorities/ Unaffiliated First Nations

Program Summary

For special education professionals and consultative services such as education psychologist, speech and language therapists, etc.

Eligible Recipients

• Tribal Councils
• Independent First Nations
• Special Education Regional Management Organizations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education: Provincial Direct Services – Band Administered

High Cost Special Education: Provincial Direct Services - Band Administered

Program Summary

First Nation students living on reserve who attend a provincial school and who qualify with moderate to profound high cost special education needs (in addition to tuition). First Nations are invoiced and make payments 3 times/fiscal year.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – High Cost Special Education: Provincial Direct Services – ISC Administered

High Cost Special Education: Provincial Direct Services - ISC Administered

Program Summary

First Nation students living on reserve who attend a provincial school and who qualify with moderate to profound high cost special education needs (in addition to tuition). Indigenous Services is invoiced on behalf of First Nation for individual qualifying students.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Low Cost Special Education

Low Cost Special Education

Program Summary

To deliver special programming for students that attend band operated schools. May include services for gifted students, cultural education, curriculum adaptation, counseling, and others.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – New Paths for Education

New Paths for Education

Program Summary

To strengthen First Nations’ education management and governance capacity through local capacity and educational institutional development; Improve the effectiveness of classroom instruction through curriculum and language development, pedagogical improvements, school activities and the development and enhancement of technological knowledge in the school; Support community and parental involvement in the education; assist band operated schools to recruit and retain qualified teachers and educators and provide them with professional development opportunities; Enhance information and communications technology in the school.

Eligible Recipients

• Tribal councils/ Education Authorities
• Some independent First Nations

Application Deadline

May 1, 2018
Proposals are required, however notional allocation is calculated using a base funding amount per school with a per capita top up. Funding is provided to First Nations education aggregates.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Post-secondary Partnership Program (PSPP)

Post-secondary Partnership Program (PSPP)

Program Summary

Assist Canadian post-secondary institutions in the design and delivery of college and university level courses that respond to the educational needs of First Nation and Inuit students.

Eligible Recipients

Eligible regional First Nation organizations must meet the following criteria:
• have documented support from First Nations/communities/schools
• organizational structure includes an executive director or equivalent, finance officer and a board of directors or equivalent
• undertake, as a key function, elementary and secondary education support for groups of First Nation communities/schools
• be in a sound financial position
• agree to produce publicly available annual reports on education partnership projects and expenditures
• if new, replace an existing organization or an amalgamation of existing organizations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)

Program Summary

To improve employability of First Nations and eligible Inuit students by providing them with funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-sec level. (North West Terrirtory and Nunavut students may be eligible as well)

Eligible Recipients

Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions:

The institution delivering the program must be degree-, diploma- or certificate-granting, and be recognized by a province or territory. Post-Secondary education institutions affiliated with or operating in a formal partnership with a degree-, diploma- or certificate-granting institution recognized by a province or territory are also eligible. Exceptionally, for the province of Quebec only, First Nations and their organizations, in partnership with eligible Post-Secondary institutions, are eligible recipients.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Provincial Schools: Accommodation – Mandatory Room and Board

Provincial Schools: Accommodation - Mandatory Room and Board

Program Summary

For students who must leave their home reserve to attend school because the grade they require is not locally available.

Funding established annually based on information/reports reported on Nominal Roll report.

Eligible Recipients

Funding is available to First Nation students who must leave their home reserve to attend school because the grade level they require is not offered. It is the word recipient that is not great as that refers to the First Nation not the student.

Application Deadline

Nominal Report due Oct 15th

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Provincial Schools: Ancillary Support – Books and Supplies

Provincial Schools: Ancillary Support - Books and Supplies

Program Summary

Funding to First Nations to support the purchase of books and supplies for elementary and secondary students residing on reserve and who are attending a provincial school.

Eligible Recipients

Funding is provided to the First Nation to support the purchase of books and supplies for First Nation students residing on reserve but attending a provincial school.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Provincial Schools: Regular Provincial Tuition – Band Administered

Provincial Schools: Regular Provincial Tuition - Band Administered

Program Summary

Provides funding to First nations to pay tuition for students that are eligible and attending a Provincial school. First Nations are required to have a signed Tuition Agreement in place to qualify. Based on nominal roll.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Provincial Schools: Regular Provincial Tuition – ISC Administered

Provincial Schools: Regular Provincial Tuition - ISC Administered

Program Summary

Where a First Nation does not manage the provincial tuition program, the department pays tuition for First Nation students eligible for nominal roll and attending Provincial schools.

Eligible Recipients

An agreement between Indigenous Services Canada & Saskatoon Public Schools

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – School Evaluations for Tribal Councils & Unaffiliated FNs

School Evaluations for Tribal Councils & Unaffiliated FNs

Program Summary

To conduct school evaluations every 5 years. Tribal Councils/Directors of Education/independent First Nations are responsible for management of evaluations. Evaluations could include curriculum and instruction, relevant First Nation focus, assessment for learning, school climate, leadership & admin, and parent involvement/community partnerships.

Eligible Recipients

First Nation or Aggregate

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Second Level Services for Tribal Councils/Education Authorities/Unaffiliated FNs

Second Level Services for Tribal Councils/Education Authorities/Unaffiliated FNs

Program Summary

For employment of a Tribal Council/Education Authority Director of Education and the provision of advisory services, special education assessments and advice, school psychologist, speech therapy, classroom consultation, curriculum initiatives support and core curriculum implementation. Eligible services are those that cannot be provided within a First Nation school’s regular allocation.

Eligible Recipients

• Tribal Councils
• Unaffiliated First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Student Support Services: Comprehensive Education Support Services: Band and Provincial Schools

Student Support Services: Comprehensive Education Support Services: Band and Provincial Schools

Program Summary

For First Nation students to support costs for counselling, committees, student graduate allowances, extra-curricular travel and discretionary room/board. For students living on reserve and attending school full time.

Eligible Recipients

• First Nation or Aggregate
• Private schools
• Provincial Schools

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – Student Transportation Services: Band and Provincial Schools

Student Transportation Services: Band and Provincial Schools

Program Summary

For First Nations to provide transportation services to children living on-reserve.

Eligible Recipients

First Nations

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Indigenous Services Canada – University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP)

University and College Entrance Preparation Program (UCEPP)

Program Summary

To provide financial support to eligible First Nation and Inuit students to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligible Recipients

• Band Councils of recognized First Nations bands as well as Inuit communities;
• Organizations designated by Band Councils (bands/settlements, tribal councils, education organizations, political/treaty organizations engaged by or on behalf of First Nations) or Inuit communities; and
• Self-governing First Nations in Yukon that have not yet assumed responsibility for Post-Secondary Education through a Programs and Services Transfer Agreement or through the terms of their self-government agreement.

Contact Information

For more information:

South First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Regina) at (306) 780-5392
North and Central First Nations: Contact Indigenous Services Canada Regional Operations (Prince Albert) at (306) 953-8522

First Nations may also contact their Funding Services Officer directly for a program referral.

Martin Family Initiative – Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP)

Martin Family Initiative

Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP)

Program Summary

AYEP is delivered in Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan School Boards Association. AYEP’s curriculum is based on the requirements of provincial business courses supplemented with First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit content, including case studies and examples of successful Canadian Indigenous business leaders.

AYEP seeks to help Indigenous youth develop the attitudes and skills necessary to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, during post-secondary education or training, and in daily life. The curriculum teaches students to develop entrepreneurial opportunities that can lead to business ownership. They gain an introduction to business that will help them prepare for the working world regardless of their choice of career.

Using innovative hands-on activities, guest speakers, and business mentors, Indigenous students learn how to create a product-based and service-driven business and about the services provided by banks and credit unions.

Students are mentored by established business people, including Indigenous business owners, throughout the business planning process.

The program is closely monitored by MFI while it is operating and success is determined through both quantitative and qualitative measures.

 

Eligible Recipients

Participating Schools

Contact Information

759 Victoria Square, Suite 300
Montreal, Quebec, H2Y 2J7
514-982-3917
info@themfi.ca

Martin Family Initiative – First Nations Schools Principals’ Course

First Nations Schools Principals' Course

Program Summary

The curriculum includes teaching strategies, assessments, assignments, readings, resources, key experiences, group assignments, and group discussion points and case studies. Participants will learn how to ensure that teaching and learning at high standards are the first priority of every school. They participate in an intensive set of learning experiences to develop their instructional leadership skills in order to increase levels of student achievement by developing improved teaching performance. The ten-month, 200-hour program consists of ten modules plus a 30-hour practicum. The first module is in a face-to-face format and the remainder is taught online.
 

Eligible Recipients

Principals, Vice-Principals and teachers who are aspiring principles and vice-principals in band operated schools are eligible to register.
 

Contact Information

Dr. Carlana Lindeman
Education Program Director
807-983-2092
clindeman@TheMFI.ca

Martin Family Initiative – Model School Literacy Project

Model School Literacy Project

Program Summary

The project was focused on:
1. Establishing a literacy improvement plan for Kindergarten to Grade 3, which served as the school’s primary focus
2. Providing teachers with ongoing professional development to establish effective teaching practices
3. Implementing effective assessment practices to inform teaching and determine intervention needs
4. Providing ongoing coaching for school principals
5. Establishing clear accountability mechanisms and measures to track progress and ensure success
6. Actively encouraging communities to reflect their language and culture in the schools’ programs

 

Eligible Recipients

Pilot Project was expanded to a total of 8 schools across Canada including Keethanow Elementary School at Stanley Mission in 2016
 

Contact Information

Dr. Carlana Lindeman
Education Program Director
807-983-2092
clindeman@TheMFI.ca

Nutrien – Community Investment

Nutrien

Community Investment

Program Summary

Supporting projects and initiatives to improve quality of life in the following priority areas:

  • Food Security
  • Education and Training
  • Community Building
  • Health and Wellness
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Arts and Culture

Application Deadline

Ongoing in-take
 

Contact Information

Suite 500
122 – 1st Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7K 7G3
306-933-8500
(800) 667-0403 (within Canada)
contact@nutrien.com

OLPC Canada – One Laptop Per Child

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Canada

One Laptop Per Child

Program Summary

OLPC Canada is a non-profit organization that works with corporate sponsors, service groups, individuals donors and Indigenous leadership to enhance education for Indigenous students by providing access to technology that is rich in educational and cultural content. OLPC Canada also offers skill development workshops for students, such as introduction to coding and digital archiving of local language and culture.

Indigenous communities that have identified a need for education technology or skill development workshops for their students are matched with sponsors who work with OLPC and Indigenous leadership to respond to community requests for support. When a match between a sponsor and a community is made, the selected education program receives child-centred education technology and/or workshops for students, resources for educators, and on-going support. The technology used by OLPC Canada is developed and manufactured on a not-for-profit basis by One Laptop per Child Ltd. in the United States. Our laptops and tablets are customized with books and apps designed to build knowledge of Indigenous languages and culture. Internet access is not required.

Eligible Recipients

Indigenous Communities

Contact Information

Kate Hodgson, Interim ED
kate@olpaccanada.com

Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System – Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System
Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System

Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System (PNLS)

Program Summary

The mission of the Pahkisimon Nuyeʔáh Library System is to provide library services, and educational and cultural resources to the people in northern Saskatchewan in cooperation with the existing library and educational structures, and to communicate the uniqueness of the north to other regions of the world.

The Pahkisimon Nuyeʔáh Library System headquarters acts as a support centre to all of its member libraries, post-secondary institutions, and schools, and as a public library to all individuals in communities where one is not available. We liaise with other public library systems in the province for resource sharing and coordinate province-wide programs for our member libraries
 

Eligible Recipients

Teachers, students, staff and boards, parents, etc.
 

Saskatchewan Government – First nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

Saskatchewan Government

First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund

Program Summary

The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor supports qualifying projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations. Projects will be considered under the following categories:
– Safe Communities
– Strong Families
– Student Achievement
– Economic Growth

Eligible Recipients

– First Nations Band Council or Tribal Council,
– Métis Nation,
– First Nations or Métis representative organization,
– Aboriginal non-profit organization,
– Non-Aboriginal non-profit organization seeking partnerships with Aboriginal communities or whose programs/services benefit a primarily First Nations or Métis clientele,
municipality,
– Government organizations

Application Deadline

Ongoing

Contact Information

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor
306-798-0183
interlocutor@gov.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Government – Office of the Provincial Interlocutor

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor

Program Summary

The Office of the Provincial Interlocutor may provide small sponsorships to qualifying First Nations and Métis community organizations or non-profit organizations to assist with public events that benefit Aboriginal people for:

  • Education
  • Employment
  • Professional Development
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Honoring Veterans and Elders

Eligible Recipients

First Nations and Métis community organizations or non-profit organizations
 

Application Deadline

Ongoing through the year
 

Contact Information

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor
306-798-0183
interlocutor@gov.sk.ca

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation – Project Funding

The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

Project Funding

Program Summary

1. To address risk factors faced by First Nations youth including juvenile delinquency, substance abuse and suicide, by:
a) providing scholarships bursaries and grants to attend educational programs; and
b) providing equipment, facilities and opportunities to participate in structured recreational, and/or organized
sporting activities
2. To promote good health care and ensure the proper provision of medical and health care services for the benefit of all
First Nations members in Canada.
3. To educate and raise awareness concerning First Nations language, history, spirituality and culture among First Nations
youth by:
a) providing grants for attendance at traditional First Nations activities or events, established arts and cultural institutions,
language programs and traditional theatrical or dance performances and instruction; and
b) providing educational materials and training for the benefit of youth
 

Eligible Recipients

– Status Members
– Must be non-profit
– Individual band members
– Community groups and organizations
– Minor sports teams
– Special Events
– Elite Adult Teams
 

Contact Information

905-768-8962
Toll Free: 1-866-508-6795
Fax: 905-768-8963
info@dcfund.ca

University of Alberta – Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning

University of Alberta

Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning

Program Summary

Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning is a northern-led initiative delivering land-based, University of Alberta-credited educational experiences led by northern leaders, experts, elders and professors to engage northern and southern youth in a transformative curricula based on the cutting-edge beeds of Canada’s North. Lands-based post-secondary education.
 

Contact Information

867-445-1897
Toll-Free: 1-877-388-2874
Toll-Free Fax: 1-877-388-2039
dechintaadmin@gmail.com

University of Saskatchewan – Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP)

University of Saskatchewan

Aboriginal Student Achievement Program (ASAP)

Program Summary

ASAP offers a range of support to encourage Indigenous students to stay at university. The program is intended to be a community for these students. Two aboriginal advisors help students with both academic and personal issues. The program also has subsidized spots in the residence and ASAP classes are smaller and the students all take 3 classes together. The students are able to support one another.
 

Eligible Recipients

Currently Offered to First Year Students
 

Contact Information

Lori Slater Pollock
Director of Arts & Science Learning Communities
lori.slater@usask.ca

University of Saskatchewan – Ancestral Engineering Design Activities

Ancestral Engineering Design Activities

Program Summary

Two College of Engineering students will visit First Nations in the province to learn about local indigenous designs that kids can connect with. The students will talk to students about engineering, opportunities in engineering and showcase and celebrate Indigenous technology and design.