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The Brighter Futures Circle is a group of dedicated donors who want to deepen their connection with Indspire and expand their support of Indigenous students.

Your investment in their future is an investment in Canada’s future

With an annual gift of $1,000, or more, members of the Brighter Futures Circle provide significant support to all of Indspire’s programs. As a member, you play a vital role in helping more First Nation, Inuit and Métis students realize their dream of a post-secondary education.

Your contributions will help remove financial barriers to post-secondary education, provide mentor support to students, allow educators to share resources to improve outcomes, and so much more.

Attend special events and receive exclusive benefits.

You’ll have the opportunity to see your donation in action and engage in the work of Indspire. At events throughout the year, meet other Brighter Futures Circle members, scholarship recipients, Indspire Award laureates, and Indspire’s President & CEO, Roberta Jamieson.

Membership Levels

$1,000 – $4,999 annual gift

  • Recognition as a Brighter Futures Circle member online and in Indspire’s Annual Report.
  • Invitations to Indspire’s annual events in different host cities each year: National Gathering for Indigenous Education (Toronto, November 2019) and Soaring: Indigenous Youth Empowerment Gathering (Ottawa, March 2020) where you will hear from notable speakers on Indigenous education.
  • Receive Indspire’s bi-annual donor newsletter with stories about the impact of your giving.
  • Invitations to special donor events that celebrate Indigenous culture, such as movie screenings, art exhibitions and more!
  • Charitable receipt for full amount of your donation.

$5,000 – $9,999

Receive all of the previous benefits and…

  • Stories from the field with Indigenous researchers sharing their experience working in communities across the country.

$10,000 to $14,999

Receive all of the previous benefits and…

  • Invitation to attend the nationally broadcast Indspire Awards in a different host city each year, showcasing top First Nation, Inuit and Métis entertainers and recognizing Indigenous leaders for their achievements. (Ottawa, March 2020.)

$15,000 – $24,999

Receive all of the previous benefits and…

  • Personal meeting with Indspire’s President & CEO, Roberta Jamieson. (Depending on location and travel schedule.)

$25,000+

Receive all of the previous benefits and…

  • Lunch invitation to meet with Indspire President & CEO, Roberta Jamieson. (Depending on location and travel schedule.)
  • Special access to National Gathering for Indigenous Education, with workshops and learning opportunities. 

We are first and third generation Canadians who, for much of our lives, did not ‘see’ Indigenous peoples. Through the kindness and patience of Indigenous friends, we have been invited into a journey of discovery of our shared history and our shared opportunity. We are grateful to be invited into relationship with first peoples, inspired by indigenous wisdom such as seven generations thinking and honoured to support the work of Indspire’s Brighter Futures Circle.

Colin Jackson and Arlene Strom, Calgary, AB
Brighter Futures Circle members

For more information and to become a member of the Brighter Futures Circle

Ashley Boucher, Senior Development Officer
1.855.463.7747 x 6015
416.987.6015
aboucher@indspire.ca

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