OFNIE works in partnership with First Nations and Inuit education authorities throughout Quebec –such as the Kativik School Board (KSB), the Cree School Board, the Kahnawake and Kanehsatake education centres, and the Central Quebec School Board on behalf of the Naskapis of Kawawachikamach- to deliver community-based teacher education programs and professional development.

Each community that establishes a partnership with OFNIE names an educational representative as the contact/coordinator of the McGill programs being delivered in that community. Program decisions are made collaboratively with this person. These educational representatives also sit on a Steering Committee, which meets annually to review OFNIE activities and suggest new directions for program development.

Partners Past and Present

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Become a Partner

If you are interested in partnering with OFNIE to offer a McGill program, fill out our Partnership Form.

Information for Current Partners

Cree School Board

Kativik School Board

Kahnawake Education Centre

Central Quebec School Board

Available Programs

Teaching Certification Programs



Professional Development Programs

  graduate certificate in non-indigenous teaching              Certificate in Indigenous Language and Literacy Education

                Certificate in Middle School Education in Indigenous Communities