In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous people so they will achieve their highest potential.
Indspire (the former National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation) is a registered national charity that provides the necessary tools for Indigenous peoples, especially youth to achieve their potential. Our focus is on supporting, innovating, and fundamentally transforming Indigenous education.
In the 2015 – 2016 application year, Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries and Scholarship Awards program has awarded over $12.2 million through 3,792 scholarships and bursaries to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students nationwide.
Our other programs, such as the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conferences, focus on introducing students to potential careers and opportunities.
Through the K-12 Institute, Indspire focuses on improving high school completion rates among indigenous students across the country.
Each year we recognize 14 outstanding Indigenous achievers at the Indspire Awards. This nationally televised gala provides role models for Indigenous youth and celebrates the rich contributions First Nation, Inuit and Métis people have made to their communities and Canada.