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Education Partnerships Program │ Indigenous Services Canada




The program supports:

  • collaboration between First Nations, provincial and territorial ministries or departments of education and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
  • the capacity development of First Nations organizations to deliver education, including establishing education systems and service delivery agreements responsive to First Nations students and community education needs

Eligible Applicants


Applicants who may be eligible to receive funding through the Partnerships component of the program are:

  • First Nations
  • any First Nations organization mandated by First Nations

First Nations organizations mandated by First Nations must:

  • demonstrate support from First Nations communities or schools, such as but not limited to a band council resolution, letter or email of support
  • undertake, as a key function, elementary and secondary education support for groups of First Nations communities or schools

Applicants must have an existing partnership arrangement with 1 or more of the following:

  • First Nations, including First Nations organizations mandated by First Nations
  • school board-like entities
  • provincial or territorial ministries of education
  • provincial or territorial school boards
  • ISC

Eligible Expenses

The program has 3 distinct funding components:

  • Partnerships: this component supports First Nations education administration and service delivery organizations to deliver activities that:
    • are related to existing partnerships
    • address some of their governance and administration costs
    • Activities can strengthen or expand their services to advance student success in First Nations, independent, provincial or territorial schools.
    • Deadline: June 19,  2022.
  • Structural Readiness: this component supports targeted activities that build the capacity of First Nations education administration organizations to:
    • deliver education services
    • develop and implement transformative education systems and agreements that delegate responsibility for elementary and secondary education to First Nations
    • Deadline: June 19,  2022.
  • Regional Education Agreement: this component supports activities such as:
    • information sessions on education transformation
    • technical tables
    • negotiating or renegotiating education agreements supported by leadership
    • Deadline: December 31, 2022.

Deadline Date

  Open and closes.


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