Saskatchewan budget increases investment in First Nations education, skills training

March 27, 2013

The Saskatchewan government's 2013-14 budget outlines a $3.1-million increase to $29.8 million in funding targeted to First Nations and Métis initiatives and institutions. This includes increases of $1.5 million to work toward the elimination of on-reserve Adult Basic Education waitlists and $1.5 million to accelerate essential skills training and increase First Nations and Métis employment opportunities through partnerships like Northern Career Quest. The budget also includes a $600,000 increase to pre-kindergarten programs targeted in high-needs areas and $3 million in funding for initiatives to respond to the Joint Task Force on Improving Education and Employment Outcomes for First Nations and Métis People. Saskatchewan News Release