AANDC's Cultural Education Centres Program (CECP) is a proposal-based program that funds approximately 100 First Nation and 16 Inuit centres to help preserve and strengthen their unique cultures, traditions and languages. This program also provides the avenue to raise awareness among community members and the general Canadian public and is intended to contribute to improved educational outcomes for First Nation and Inuit students.
The program goals include providing funding to cultural education centres in undertaking work that will lead to:
The funded activities:
387 Communities are served by the 100 First Nation Cultural Education Centres which are receiving funding under the CECP. Of the 100 centres:
There are 16 Inuit centres receiving funding under the CECP to undertake cultural and programs for Inuit communities. The Inuit Tapirriit Kanatami , the national Inuit organization, also receives funding under the CECP.