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Apr
2018

Skyscape: ISC Provides $4 Million to Support Student Success

In July, the federal government announced $4 million in funding to SIIT over the next two years to support initiatives that assist our First Nations students in accessing and successfully completing a post-secondary education.

This is the first time SIIT has received multi-year core funding from the federal government. Launched as a pilot project by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), this initiative is intended to determine the impact of sustainable federal funding on Indigenous student education outcomes.

"With this funding, SIIT will be able to put greater focus on supporting student success," said President Riel Bellegarde. "We share a common goal with our government partners: to enable our First Nations students to participate fully in their community, contributing to the economic and social well-being of Saskatchewan and Canada."

SIIT relies on a varied composition of annual program and project funding to support programming and student services. The finalization of this two-year core funding pilot provides SIIT with some security and flexibility to plan for the future, innovate and respond to the emerging needs of our labour market and students.

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