The Government of Canada funds elementary and secondary education for First Nations students ordinarily resident on reserve, provides post-secondary education financial support for First Nations and eligible Inuit students, and provides support to Canadian post-secondary institutions for the design and delivery of university and college level courses that respond to the education needs of First Nations and Inuit students.


Kindergarten to grade 12 education

Learn about Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)'s role in elementary and secondary First Nations education, as well as funding programs available to support students and educators.

First Nations education transformation

Find out how the Government of Canada is committed to establishing a new partnership on First Nations elementary and secondary education.

Post-secondary education

Learn about ISC programs to support First Nations and Inuit students pursuing post-secondary education and career development, and support for Canadian post-secondary institutions.

Education infrastructure

Find out how ISC provides funds for school facilities on reserves, and how First Nations communities can qualify for those funds.

Jordan's Principle

Learn about Jordan's Principle, its recent changes and how it protects First Nations children.

Supporting Inuit children

The Child First Initiative ensures Inuit children have access to the essential products, services and supports they need.

First Nations and Inuit cultural centres

Find out how ISC provides funds to help preserve and strengthen unique First Nations and Inuit cultures, traditions and languages.

Education partnerships and agreements

Find out about partnerships between the government of Canada, First Nations and provincial or territorial ministries of education.

ISC Services Portal / Education Information System

Learn about the Services Portal, the Education Information System and the Education Reports and Analysis Solution, including how to access applications and reporting forms, the Nominal Roll, and other education program information.

Success stories

Read about projects that improve educational outcomes for First Nations and Inuit students.

Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool

Search more than 750 bursaries, scholarships and incentives for Indigenous students across Canada.

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