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Your donation makes education more accessible for Indigenous people.

Since 1996, with the help of our partner organizations and donors, Indspire has awarded over $217 million to more than 66,000 students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government.

Our Programs Are Working

Approximately 90% of students who received funding through the Building Brighter Futures program have graduated – an impressive success story. Click here to read more.

Generous donors help Indigenous students across Canada to achieve their dreams of academic success through a range of programs that support and motivate them to reach their full potential. Students are motivated to stay in school and obtain the necessary education that will lead them to find rewarding careers, which will enable them to make a successful contribution to their families, their communities, and to the economic prosperity of Canada.

Rivers to Success

Provides a strong support system to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to ensure the sustained success of Indigenous students as they graduate and go on to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Teach for Tomorrow

Encourages and supports First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to fulfill their ambition to become teachers and provides a seamless approach for students to transition though high school into university.

National Gathering for Indigenous Education

The National Gathering for Indigenous Education is an annual gathering for educators and others who work with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students to improve educational outcomes.

Indspire Awards

Recognizes Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding achievement and serve as invaluable role models for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth. Each year, recipients are selected by a national jury of past laureates.

Research Knowledge Nest

The first Indigenous research program of its kind in Canada, Research Nest provides evidence for decision making and identifies how education supports affect labour market outcomes, the socio-economic wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, and community prosperity.

Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards

Recognizes and celebrates outstanding educators for their achievement and innovation in Indigenous education. Through their hard work, they are transforming Indigenous education across Canada.

Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Indspire provides financial support for Indigenous students across Canada to assist them in completing their post-secondary education. Since 1996, Indspire has awarded over $217 million to more than 66,000 students

Check out our 2022-2023 Building Brighter Futures report.

Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering

High school students learn about a myriad of career and post-secondary education options. Students participate in workshops, learn about financial support, and meet Canada’s top employers.

The need is greater than we can support

Each year, Indspire can only meet about 30% of the financial need demonstrated by qualified applicants for their education. With your support, we can work to close this gap and ensure that within a generation, every Indigenous student will graduate. Please consider making a gift to Indspire today.