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?”

Indspire named in Charities of the year list

December 8, 2017
Charities of the year: Our annual picks of Canada’s most efficient and accountable charities Our annual picks of the most accountable, transparent charities in the country — plus some that could use improvement.

Remembering Roman Bittman

November 14, 2017
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Writer, Producer/Director, Roman Bittman on November 7th at the Kensington Hospice. Read Obituary 2001 Indspire Award Laureate, Roman was interim CEO for NAAF (National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) in 2004 for a brief period and Executive Producer of the Awards for the 2005 and 2006 shows. Bittman Bio

Indspire Board Chair, David Tuccaro, to Receive BCIT Honourary Doctorate

October 17, 2017
(October 17, 2017 – Ohsweken, ON) David Gabriel Tuccaro, the President, CEO and Founder of Tuccaro Inc., Canada’s leading private Indigenous group of companies, will receive an Honourary Doctorate in Technology from BCIT

2017 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award recipients announced

October 13, 2017
OHSWEKEN, ON, CANADA, October 12, 2017 / -- Hundreds of educators and supporters of Indigenous education from across Canada will gather at a ceremony in Montreal, Québec on December 1 to celebrate the recipients of the 2017 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards. The Awards are presented by Indspire, the largest funder of Indigenous post-secondary education outside the federal government, and recognize the achievements of outstanding educators of Indigenous students.

Press Release: HSBC expands commitment to education…$11m in funding by 2020

September 29, 2017
HSBC Bank Canada (HSBC) is expanding its commitment to four leading Canadian charities – Children's Aid Foundation of Canada, Indspire, Pathways to Education Canada and United Way – providing more than $11 million in funding by 2020 (2014-20). Together, they are providing wraparound support to Indigenous youth, as well as young people who are at-risk, in low-income communities or involved in the child welfare system.

A Tribute to Métis Leader, Dr. Herb Belcourt

July 10, 2017
A fierce advocate for Indigenous access to education and housing, Dr. Herb Belcourt used his gifts to improve the lives of our people for decades. In 2006, he was awarded the Indspire Award (previously called the National Aboriginal Achievement Award) for his work in the field of housing.

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.

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