SMA recognizes Confederation’s leadership in Aboriginal education, rural access

August 20, 2014

The strategic mandate agreement (SMA) signed between Ontario and Confederation College recognizes the institution’s leadership in Aboriginal education and its support for education access in rural areas of northwestern Ontario. The SMA identifies as areas of institutional strength Confederation’s applied research and experiential learning opportunities in advanced manufacturing, biomass and water resources, wellness, and Aboriginal learning. Confederation is also recognized for its Technology Enabled Learning environment as well as its Negahneewin Council, which, the SMA says, “plays a vital role in identifying priorities for Aboriginal learning and communities.” Confederation also offers the Centre for Policy in Aboriginal Learning, which helps to identify and disseminate best practices in Aboriginal Learning. The SMA identifies 4 proposed areas of growth: health and community service, trades/technology and engineering, education access and pre-programming, and business. Confederation SMA