February 20, 2019
Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O’Regan and National Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations, recently announced a new co-developed policy and improved funding to better support the needs of First Nations students on-reserve.
According to a media release issued by Indigenous Services Canada, the new approach will take effect April 1 and is designed to provide more predictable and sufficient funding.
This funding model is meant to replace outdated proposal-based programs with improved access to predictable core funding and to ensure base funding is comparable to provincial systems across the country, while working towards additional funding agreements based on need to better account for factors such as remoteness, school size, language and socio-economic conditions.
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