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Press Release – June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017
Charity calls on Canadians to mark Canada 150 + and support Indigenous students Private donor and government to match donations up to $150,000.

Youth Tour stops in Yellowknife

June 13, 2017
Special Performance by Mob Bounce ft. DJ Kookum Join us in Yellowknife on June 20 for Indspire’s fourth stop on our Youth Laureate Cross Canada Tour, a Canada 150 initiative. Along with Host Moderator, Suzette Amaya, three inspiring Indigenous Youth Laureates - Thomas Dymond, Elizabeth Zarpa and Fauna Kingdon. This panel-style event is designed for all ages, educators, students from K-12, PSE and College/University. ALL are welcome.

The Canada 150 events you won’t want to miss

May 11, 2017
Taking place on university campuses across the country between March and November 2017, Indspire, an organization focused on indigenous education, is embarking on a cross-Canada youth laureate tour. The tour will feature Indspire award recipients participating in interactive panel discussions on the importance of education, and will share their own unique experiences. Each event will begin with a VIP reception with local officials, a two-hour panel discussion, and end with a Q&A. It’ll be launching in Ottawa on March 23, and will travel to Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Yellowknife, Calgary, and Vancouver, before concluding in Montreal on November 30.

Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour

February 24, 2017
Indspire was selected as a unique Indigenous-led charity that focuses on supporting Indigenous education. Indspire received funding to showcase the Indspire Youth Laureates Cross Canada Tour in highly-interactive panel discussions to be hosted in seven cities – Calgary, Montreal, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Yellowknife. The first tour will be launched at the Indspire Soaring Career Conference to be held in Ottawa on March 23, 2017 at The Westin Hotel. Following the launch, there will be one tour held on a university campus, each month (except for July and August) until November 2017, with the closing celebration to be held in conjunction with the Indspire National Gathering at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal. These two sessions will be recorded for broader distribution, as they will have the largest audiences (approx. 1,000+ a

Roberta Jamieson lays out her vision for closing the Indigenous education gap (Article)

February 1, 2017
Roberta Jamieson is the president and CEO of Indspire. Her organization has been advocating for, and supporting, equitable, accessible and culturally relevant education for Indigenous youth for more than 30 years. Dr. Jamieson also is one of the keynote speakers at Converge 2017, which brings together thought leaders from across the country to explore what Canada could look like in the next 50 years.

Why some charities thrive and others struggle

January 4, 2017
Indspire mentioned in Globe and Mail story on why some charities are struggling and why others are thriving. The recent announcement of a merger between the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society exemplifies another attempt to address the funding.

Indspire Hours of Operation during the Holiday Season

December 20, 2016
December 23, 2016 - 9AM -12PM December 26, 2016 - CLOSED December 27, 2016 - CLOSED December 30, 2016 - 9AM -12PM January 2, 2017 CLOSED

Unifor, CN and Indspire collaborate to support Indigenous education

December 5, 2016
TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor and CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), in cooperation with registered charity Indspire, have established a scholarship and bursary program for Indigenous students, with the goal of advancing the academic outcomes of Indigenous post-secondary students across Canada.

Beloved Métis elder Elsie Yanik dies at 99 years old

November 30, 2016
Tributes have poured in for Elsie, a respected spiritual presence in Wood Buffalo and the Northwest Territories who has been celebrated for her commitment to education and community. Elsie was an icon not just to Métis community but to everyone, said McMurray Métis president Gail Gallupe.

Roberta Jamieson named to WXN Top 10 Hall of Fame and Canada’s Most Powerful Women

November 24, 2016
TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - The Women's Executive Network (WXN) unveiled the list of Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, who will be recognized during a gala at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 24.

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