First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program
First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program (CECP) is a proposal-based program that funds approximately 100 First Nation and 8-10 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:
- culturally relevant curricula for First Nation and Inuit schools; and,
- an enhanced cultural environment and understanding within communities.
The funded activities:
- focus on school-age children;
- include resources for classroom instruction and after-school programs; and,
- may include classes for adults and events for community members, including cultural demonstrations and tours targeted at the general public.
First Nation Cultural Education Centres
Of the 100 centres:
- Approximately 50 are administered by the First Nations Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres (FNCCEC), which is funded by AANDC; and,
- Another 50 centres are directly funded by AANDC.
Inuit Cultural Education Centres
There are 8-10 Inuit centres receiving funding under the CECP to undertake cultural and programs for Inuit communities. The Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the national Inuit organization, also receives funding under the CECP.
Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program
AANDC's Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program is a proposal-based program that funds approximately 9 annual grants. The program helps Inuit individuals and community-based Inuit cultural education centres, to support the development and promotion of their cultural heritage.
The program goals include providing funding to Inuit individuals or community-based Inuit cultural education centres in undertaking work that will lead to:
- The expression, preservation, development, revitalization and promotion of Inuit cultural language and heritage, as well as in sharing their cultural heritage with other Canadians.
The funded activities:
- Must support the expression, preservation, development and/or promotion of Inuit cultural heritage.
You may also be interested in:
- First Nation and Inuit Cultural Education Centres Program – National Program Guidelines 2013–2014
- Inuit Cultural Education Centres Grant Program – National Program Guidelines 2013–2014
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