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Indspire welcomes funding renewal in Federal Budget 2022

April 8, 2022 – Ohsweken, ON

Indspire is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has committed to continued support for Indigenous learners through a renewal of funding to Indspire. Indspire recognizes the significant impact the pandemic has had on Indigenous students across Canada and welcomes the Government’s increased commitment to growing Indigenous access to education in post-pandemic Canada.

“This renewal of funding from the Government of Canada stands as the hallmark of a strong partnership that has supported First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students in the pursuit of their dreams,” said Mike DeGagné, President & CEO, Indspire. “It is also a tangible sign of the Government’s commitment to supporting Indigenous learners across the country, enabling Indspire and other Indigenous organizations to continue championing Indigenous students, removing barriers that have historically stood in the way of Indigenous success. We are encouraged by this ongoing support, and we look forward to continuing this critically important work in a good and sustainable way.”

With this funding, Indspire can continue supporting a record-breaking number of Indigenous learners through our Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program and mentorship initiatives such as the Rivers to Success Indigenous Mentorship program. We look forward to working as a trusted partner of the Government in ensuring that Indigenous Peoples across Canada have access and support on their post-secondary education journey.

About Indspire

Indspire is an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada. With the support of its funding partners, Indspire provides financial awards, delivers programs, and shares resources so that First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students will achieve their highest potential. In 2020-2021, Indspire provided more than $20 million through 6,245 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students across Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Brandon Meawasige
Director, Communications & Marketing
1-855-463-7747 x2350