Indspire is an Indigenous-led national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities and Canada.
Indspire is led by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We serve First Nation, Inuit, and Métis students in remote communities and urban centres across Canada. With the support of our funding partners, we disburse financial awards, deliver programs, and share resources with the goal of closing the gap in Indigenous education.
Indspire’s K-12 Institute is a virtual resource centre that serves educators, communities, and other stakeholders who are committed to improving kindergarten to grade 12 success for Indigenous youth.
In 2016-17, Indspire awarded $11.6 million through 3,764 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students across Canada.
A report released by Indspire in 2017, entitled Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards: Recipient Graduation Outcomes, indicates that 96% of students who were supported by Indspire in our survey graduated. Of the 96% graduation rate, 42% of the respondents obtained employment and 53% pursued high education.
Each year, we present the Indspire Awards, a nationally broadcast celebration of the successes achieved by Indigenous people.
Indspire was selected by the Financial Post as one of Canada’s Top 25 Charities worthy of a donation in 2014 and 2015 and is rated as a Four-Star Charity by Charity Intelligence Canada.