Canada announces additional funds for Indigenous early learning, postsecondary education

November 4, 2020
The Government of Canada has announced an additional $204M for anti-pandemic measures in Indigenous communities and institutions. The new funds include $25M for Indigenous postsecondary institutions facing increased costs. “This will help retain staff, adapt courses for online learning and implement public health and safety measures like additional handwashing stations and safe space barriers,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller added that the pandemic has had a particularly hard impact on children and young people, and that “we must ensure that they get the necessary support to be able to learn and to thrive in a safe environment.” APTN News | CTV News (Canada)