The Indspire Institute, a new Indigenous education initiative, was launched on March 15 in Calgary before almost 300 educators at Indspire’s first National Gathering for Indigenous Education. Indspire President Roberta Jamieson noted that while the Institute focuses on Indigenous learners, teachers, and families, it is open to all students interested in knowing more about their Indigenous fellow citizens.
A virtual space for learning, the Indspire Institute offers an array of online tools, resources, and forums designed to provide support to teachers and increase participation and completion rates among Indigenous youth. The Foundation is a founding partner in the Institute, along with Suncor Energy Foundation and the federal government.
At the launch, Foundation President and CEO Stephen Huddart spoke about the role that public, private, and philanthropic partnerships play in supporting innovation in education. His remarks can be read here.
To sign up as a member of the Indspire Institute or to learn more about Indspire programs, visit www.indspire.ca.