OFNIE Receives Major Gift from Rideau Hall Foundation

Published: 29 February 2024

The Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE) at McGill receives investment from Rideau Hall Foundation / Fondation Rideau Hall as part of a $13.2M investment in seven Indigenous-led and teacher education programs.

Guided by the National Advisory Committee on Indigenous Teacher Education (NACITE), the Foundation is supporting community-led efforts to increase capacity to hire and train First Nations, Inuit and Métis teachers – creating lasting, positive change for Indigenous communities across Canada.

At McGill, the “Strong Foundations, Strong Partnerships, and Strong Futures: Advancing Indigenous Teacher Education by Investing in Instruction” program is being awarded $1,979,664.

Collaborating with education authorities such as Kativik Ilisarniliriniq, Cree School Board, Kahnawake, Kahnawà:ke Education Centre, Mohawk Language Custodian Association of Kanehsatà:ke Education Centres, and Naskapi Education Committee, OFNIE is focusing on community-based teacher education and professional development.

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