Our programs enable and encourage Indigenous youth to complete their education.
Since 2004, Indspire has provided over $115 million in financial support to more than 37,500 First Nations, Inuit and Métis students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. The results confirm that Indspire is thriving, meeting its goals, and helping thousands of Indigenous students complete their high school and post-secondary education and embark on a rewarding career.
Our Programs Are Working
In the last two years, approximately 90% of students who received funding through this program have graduated – an impressive success story.
Corporation, foundation, and individual donations help Indspire deliver a range of programs to support and motivate thousands of Indigenous youth across Canada each year. These programs are designed to encourage young people to stay in school and obtain the necessary education that will allow them to ultimately find rewarding careers, which will enable them to make a successful contribution to their families, their communities, and to the economic prosperity of Canada.
The Need is Greater Than We Can Support
In 2018-19 Indspire awarded $16.3 million through 5,553 scholarships and bursaries to First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students across Canada. This is impressive; however, we had to turn away almost 75% of the requests we received. Indspire looks forward to meeting the needs of these students by increasing our scholarship funds.