Post-Secondary Partnerships Program

Find out about funding for eligible Canadian post-secondary institutions to design and deliver university and college-level courses tailored for First Nations and eligible Inuit students.

The 2018-2019 call for proposals is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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About the program

This program is a competitive, proposal-driven process based on merit and focused on meeting labour market needs. It supports projects that deliver a program of study or develop new courses and programs tailored for First Nations and Inuit students.

Priority is given to project proposals that:

Proposals are reviewed by regional selection committees and assessed against these criteria. Recommendations from each region are validated by the national selection committee. Funding is provided through contribution agreements ranging from one to two years. The courses developed by institutions, through this funding, are open to all students, including Métis.

Eligible expenditures only include actual costs directly associated with designing and delivering programming. Capital expenses are not eligible.

Who can apply?

Canadian post-secondary institutions and post-secondary education institutions affiliated with or operating in a formal partnership with a degree, diploma or certificate granting institution recognized by a province or territory can apply. In Quebec only, First Nations and their organizations, in partnership with eligible post-secondary institutions, are eligible recipients. In other provinces and territories, First Nations post-secondary institutions are encouraged to develop partnerships with eligible post-secondary institutions to enable them to access this funding and take advantage of best practices.

Deadline

The 2018-2019 call for proposals is now closed. The deadline to submit a proposal was February 23, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

How to apply?

Review the 2018-2019 national guidelines and contact your Indigenous Services Canada regional office to get a proposal template.

Continuing projects 2017-2018

Find the list of projects selected in 2016-2017 that continued in 2017-2018.

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