Canada Commits to Increased Post-Secondary Funding For First Nations and Inuit Students
“Education is the key to opening many doors, and leads to better health and economic outcomes. We are committed to improving access to post-secondary education for Indigenous students and giving them the support they require to be successful. Investing in Indigenous students is an investment in a strong future for Canada.”
The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, M.D., P.C., M.P.
Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs
Budget 2017 invests an additional $90 million over two years to support First Nation and Inuit students through the Post-Secondary Student Support Program.
This funding will support the post-secondary education financial needs of over 4,600 students over the two-year period.
The current budget for the Post-secondary Student Support Program is $340 million which supports approximately 23, 000 First Nation and Inuit Students.
- Budget 2017
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s Post-Secondary Student Support Program (PSSSP)
- Learn about INAC programs to support First Nation and Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education and career development, and support for Canadian post-secondary institutions
- First Nations education transformation: Engagement 2016-2017
Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett
INAC Media Relations
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