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Expanded financial support for new and returning Indigenous students at McGill

October 15, 2018
McGill University’s Indigenous students can now rely on dedicated financial support thanks to a new partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples. Indspire will manage the awarding process through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program to secure matching funds from the Government of Canada.

INDSPIRE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF THE 2019 INDSPIRE AWARDS

September 25, 2018
National Recognition for Role Models from Local Communities - Indspire, the national Indigenous charity that supports and celebrates Indigenous education and achievement in Canada, today announced the 12 outstanding First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals who will be honoured with the 2019 Indspire Awards.

Indspire Says More Funding Needed for Indigenous Post-Secondary Students

September 18, 2018
September 18, 2018 - Ohsweken, ON – A new survey has found that a number of barriers hinder the ability of Indigenous students in Canada to complete post-secondary education. A summary of the survey was released today by Indspire, in advance of a Wednesday meeting in Ottawa co-hosted by Indspire and Universities Canada calling for greater investment in Indigenous student success.

Indspire announces the recipients of the 2018 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

August 21, 2018
(August 22, 2018 – Ohsweken, ON) Hundreds of educators and supporters of Indigenous education from across Canada will gather at a ceremony in Edmonton, Alberta on November 8, 2018 to celebrate the ten recipients of the 2018 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards.

Four-year, $200,000 Indigenous scholarship launched

August 15, 2018
Bruce Power has today announced a four-year, $100,000 Indigenous scholarship program, which will benefit First Nation and Métis students in our region. Bruce Power’s investment of $100,000 will trigger another $100,000 matching funds by the Government of Canada, making it a $200,000 fund.

Watch the 2018 Indspire Awards Online

August 15, 2018
Whether you missed the show or want to watch it again, we've got you covered. Celebrating exceptional First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals, this year's Indspire Awards highlighted the significant contributions of Indigenous people in Canada.

Remembering Honourary Chief Cece Hodgson McCauley

March 22, 2018
President of the Norman Wells Land Corporation, founding Chief of the Inuvik Dene Band, and very first woman chief among the 23 chiefs of the Northwest Territories, Cece Hodgson McCauley was a force to be reckoned with.

STUDENTS — Accessing your 2017 T4A

February 15, 2018
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How ‘Indspire’ supports Indigenous education – and works for change

February 12, 2018
For lawyer and Indigenous activist Roberta Jamieson, Canada has arrived at a crossroads. “We’re confronted with one arrow pointing to worsening conditions and the other toward Indigenous peoples having a sustainable future,” she says. But the latter won’t unfold without work and help from all Canadians, so the Mohawk woman—and first First Nations woman in Canada to earn a law degree—now channels her activism as president and CEO of Indspire, the country’s only national Indigenous-led charity (and the recipient of donated funds from a Maclean’s special edition on wage inequality).

Indspire named a Top 10 Impact Charity of 2017

January 3, 2018
Charity Intelligence believes that the key question donors should ask of a charity is how much impact it is having per dollar of donation. Rather than asking “For every dollar I give, what percent is going to the cause?” we should ask, “for every dollar I give, how many dollars’ worth of social value are being created?”, or simply, “how much good is my donation doing?”