ON increases funding for Indigenous Institutes by $1.8M

March 11, 2020

The Government of Ontario has announced increased funding to Indigenous Institutes by $1.8M to help them provide education that responds to community and local labour market needs. "Indigenous Institutes are a critical part of our public education system because they provide a culturally holistic learning environment that prepares learners for success in the workforce," said ON Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano. "By increasing support to Indigenous Institutes, we will help hundreds of Indigenous learners access the education and training they need to get good jobs and make Ontario open for business." ON also noted that it will be directing a greater proportion of the increased funding to Indigenous Institutes in northern communities to help them address the additional challenges and costs of travel, heating, and snow removal. ON (ON)