Education Partnerships Program
The Education Partnerships Program is part of an overarching commitment of the Government of Canada to set the foundation for long-term reform of First Nations education.
This proposal-driven program is designed to promote collaboration between First Nations, provinces, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), and other stakeholders towards improving the success of First Nation elementary and secondary students in First Nation and provincial schools.
The Program supports the establishment and advancement of formal partnership arrangements that aim to develop practical working relationships between officials and educators in regional First Nation organizations and schools, and those in provincial systems. These partnership arrangements open the way to sharing information and better coordination between First Nation and provincial schools. The result will be concrete benefits for the students, teachers and administrators involved.
Funding is available on a proposal basis to eligible regional First Nation organizations for:
- the negotiation and drafting of tripartite education Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and joint action plans where they do not already exist (partnership establishment); and,
- the drafting and implementation of joint action plans within established partnerships where there is an MOU or similar formal partnership agreement already in place (partnership advancement).