ON announces expansion of OSAP at Indigenous Institutions

January 27, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that it is expanding the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) at Indigenous Institutions. Eligible students will be able to apply for assistance when attending Indigenous Institutes, which can begin offering OSAP eligible programs with Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council approval. Students will benefit from receiving financial assistance to attain culturally responsive postsecondary education. “For the first time in Ontario's history, students will be able to access culturally supportive, OSAP eligible programs that are independently delivered at Indigenous Institutes,” said Greg Rickford, ON Minister of Indigenous Affairs. “Indigenous Institutes are an integral part of Ontario’s postsecondary education system and this financial assistance will help Indigenous learners get the skills they need to succeed.” ON (ON)