Success stories: Education

Improving educational outcomes is a shared responsibility. Governments, First Nation organizations, parents and individual students all have a role to play in achieving real results.

The following stories showcase the partnerships that help Aboriginal people get the skills and training to take advantage of job prospects in the North and across Canada.

See other Aboriginal success stories from across Canada.

Aboriginal Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Saskatoon Tribal Council
The Mothers Matters Centre, formerly HIPPY Canada, administers the Aboriginal HIPPY Program, which empowers Indigenous parents to deliver culturally relevant curriculum to their preschool youngsters. Since 2013, the Saskatoon Tribal Council has been taking part in the program with its member nations.

Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre – Annual Science Fair
The Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre annual Science Fair is the only one of its kind in Canada that caters to First Nation students interested in science.

See how First Nations students from Band operated schools in the Province Manitoba participate and demonstrate to their peers, the influence of science on a wide range of issues that impact our daily lives by viewing this video.

Indigenous Book Club
Marking the month of June as Indigenous Book Club Month.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre/Roseau River First Nation Pilot Project
The Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre provides five different types of support and services to Band Operated Schools in Manitoba. The five different types of supports and services are identified in the video. They are: Numeracy Specialist, Literacy Specialist, First Nations Language Specialist, Early Childhood/Research Specialist and Development Support Specialists.

Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program - Gabriel Dumont Institute
The Gabriel Dumont Institute situated in the City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with satellite training centres in Prince Albert and Regina, provides a variety of certified educational programs including the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program.

Indspire - Inspiring Aboriginal student success
Indspire is a national charitable organization that supports the educational goals of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students through its scholarships and bursaries program.

Legacy of Hope Foundation
See how the Legacy of Hope Foundation is educating Canadians on the history of Residential Schools.

The Kiuna Institution offers post-secondary education for First Nations
The Kiuna Institution, situated in Odanak, Quebec, is the result of an initiative of the First Nations Education Council, which has worked for almost a decade to launch a post-secondary institution specifically intended for First Nation students.

Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre
Serving the largest urban Inuit population in Canada, the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre provides education programming with additional cultural content. Children who attend the Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre not only follow the same curriculum as any other child in Ontario, but they also get the added benefit of learning their own culture and language.

First Nation Student Success Program
Part 1: 2012
Part 2: 2013
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that First Nation students have access to the quality education they need to build a successful future for themselves and their communities.

Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School
Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School, at the Penticton Indian Band, is architecturally stunning, with state-of-the-art technology, balancing the past with the present. Outma Sqilx'w Cultural School will ensure a cultural legacy for the community's children for generations to come.

Nunavut Sivuniksavut, Ottawa
Nunavut Sivuniksavut program provides students with an opportunity to learn about Inuit history, organizations, land claims and other issues relevant to their future careers in Nunavut.

Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program, Kuujjuaq, Quebec
See how the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program is helping Nunavik youth stay in school and out of the penalty box.

Eel Ground First Nation School, New Brunswick
Since it first opened its doors, the Eel Ground First Nation School has seen attendance triple with their groundbreaking approach to learning.

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