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.
In 2016-2017, the Government of Canada invested $1.94 billion in First Nations elementary and secondary education programs.
As part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to transform First Nations education, working in partnership with First Nations and respecting the principle of First Nations control of education, Budget 2016 is investing a total of $2.6 billion over five years, beginning in 2016-2017, into First Nations kindergarten to grade 12 education. This includes:
- $747.6 million to address immediate funding needs and program growth
- $275 million to support First Nations language and culture
- $577.5 million to support students with special needs
- $100 million to support literacy and numeracy
- $824.1 million to implement transformation in First Nations education
- $37.5 million to support innovation, research, measurement and evaluation
- $30 million to support the Martin Family Initiative's partnerships with First Nations intended to raise the literacy rate
Learn about available funding support for eligible students who are 4 to 21 years old.
This program provides eligible students ordinarily living on reserve with elementary and secondary education programs comparable to those in provincial schools.
This program helps eligible First Nations students with high-cost special needs to access quality programs and services that are culturally sensitive and reflective of generally accepted provincial or territorial standards.
This program funds projects and activities designed to improve the quality of education in First Nations schools and to enhance the educational experiences of students, teachers, administrators, parents and communities.
This program supports First Nations educators on reserve (kindergarten to grade 12) in their ongoing efforts to meet students' needs and improve student and school results. Funding is limited to activities intended for students attending First Nation-operated schools.
This proposal-based program is designed to advance First Nations student achievement in First Nations and provincial schools.
Find out how ISC works with First Nations to provide financial and advisory assistance to First Nations in the development of education facilities.
Find out how the Government of Canada is committed to working with First Nations to improve student outcomes, while respecting First Nations control of First Nations education.
Learn about new schools in First Nations communities since September 2016.