New survey highlights areas of greatest need for supporting Indigenous postsecondary students

October 3, 2018

A new survey by Indspire has found that Indigenous students continue to face barriers when it comes to accessing postsecondary education. Indspire President Roberta Jameson stated that the survey revealed the areas where institutions and government need to improve, particularly in the areas of financial supports, adequate supports for Indigenous student services staff, increased Indigenous content in programs, and more role models and mentors. “We are making gains, that is clear,” said Jameson. “But Indigenous students need us to join hands with others, show them we can together meet their needs and ensure reconciliation is a vital part of their post-secondary spaces.” The surveyed students also shared the positive experiences that they had had with having access to Indigenous student services and spaces on campus. Indspire | Summary of Findings (PDF)