Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy: National Guidelines 2023 to 2024
These guidelines include specific criteria that support the Contributions to support the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy terms and conditions.
These guidelines set out the delivery requirements for funding recipients that enter into a funding agreement with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for the delivery of the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy.
These guidelines are effective as of April 1, 2023 and replace the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy: National Guidelines 2022 to 2023.
These guidelines are to be read in conjunction with the terms and conditions and the funding agreement signed by the initial funding recipient.
Local operating guidelines
Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy initial recipients may issue local guidelines, provided they are consistent with the terms and conditions of the strategy and the requirements set out in these guidelines.
Requirements for local guidelines are listed below. All initial recipients commit, as part of the funding agreement, to providing prospective applicants with ready access to the local guidelines.
Local guidelines refers to guidelines developed by each initial recipient and that are specific to their particular circumstance and jurisdiction.
Initial recipients who choose not to issue local guidelines must nonetheless deliver a clear application process for the students applying, which includes:
- determining their eligibility
- prioritizing the allocation of strategy resources
Initial recipients must make available up-to-date local guidelines and information about the processes for students applying for financial support and publish these online throughout the year.
Local guidelines and processes must, at minimum, include, but are not limited to:
- the application process and requirements including all documentation required from applicant
- the process, including the assessment criteria, to determine eligibility and to prioritize the allocation of resources
- the funding process
- the rules and criteria for deferring applications in situations where there are more eligible applicants than funds available
- a formal appeals mechanism for students where the administrative decisions and appeal rulings are made at the local level. Students can't appeal to ISC
- the requirements for remaining eligible for financial support
- the maximum amount payable per student
- how to access the terms and conditions of the Métis Nation Post-Secondary Education Strategy and these guidelines on ISC's website
ISC's collection and use of personal information and other records for the purposes of targeted program reviews, for example, desk and on-site reviews, is limited to what is necessary to ensure the strategy delivery requirements are met.
ISC is responsible for all information and records in its possession. The confidentiality of the information is managed by ISC in accordance with the Privacy Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21 and other related policies on privacy.
Recipients are responsible for the protection of personal information as per applicable provincial privacy statutes and regulations and the recipient's policies up to the point that the personal information is transferred to ISC.
For further strategy information, visit:
You can also write to:
Indigenous Services Canada
15 Eddy St, 6th Floor, Mailstop 25E-19
Gatineau QC K1A 0H4
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