Indigenous Education is Canada’s Future Growth

About Indspire

Indspire is a national Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.

Our vision is to enrich Canada through Indigenous education and by inspiring achievement. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.

Our strategic priorities from 2017 to 2022 include:

  • We will continuously improve our programs and initiatives to produce outstanding Indigenous education and positive socioeconomic outcomes. (program)
  • We will increase our investment in people, technology and other resources to achieve our vision and mission and to enhance its impact. (capacity)
  • We will continue to be a catalyst for Indigenous people achieving their potential by forging meaningful partnerships. (collaboration)
  • We will enhance recognition of our innovative leadership in Indigenous education and achievement. (awareness)
  • We will continue to build financial sustainability as the organization of choice for funders of Indigenous education and achievement towards reconciliation. (resources).

Indspire is led by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities, rural areas and urban centres across Canada. With the support of our funding partners, we disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.

In 2018-19, Indspire awarded a record $16.3 million through 5,553 scholarships and bursaries to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.

Each year, we present the Indspire Awards, a nationally broadcast celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people.

Selected by the Financial Post as one of Canada’s Top 25 Charities worthy of a donation in 2014 and in 2015 and rated as a Four-Star Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada in 2017 & 2018.