Post-Secondary

Post-secondary Resource Line  July 2013

 

PSE News

 

2014 Dr. Jacob Mckay Awards – now accepting applications

Posted Date: 6 February, 2014

Adult Aboriginal students are invited to apply for one of four $1,000 awards to support their education. The Dr. Jacob McKay Awards (PDF) are provided by the Indigenous Adult & Higher Learning Association (IAHLA), which is a non-profit, independent society that supports the growth of the Aboriginal-controlled adult education and post-secondary institutes of British Columbia. These awards are open to Aboriginal students who have attended an IAHLA institute and will either be continuing at the IAHLA institute or attending a BC public institution in the fall of 2014.

Application deadline:  March 7, 2014

Apply by email, mail or fax to:

Dr. Jacob McKay Awards Committee
c/o Indigenous Adult & Higher Learning Association (IAHLA)
Suite #113 – 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC  V7T 1A2
Fax: 604-925-6097

sherriej@fnesc.ca

Application

 

New Scholarship Opportunity

Posted Date: January 24, 2014

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed of a new scholarship opportunity. Reliance Foundry, a company that makes cast metal and architectural products, has announced a new scholarship opportunity. Reliance Foundry is awarding $4,000 in scholarship prizes to students who submit presentations describing the functions bollards play in contemporary communities. This scholarship is open to students currently attending any post-secondary institute, in any program. It is also open to students in the twelfth grade who will be transitioning directly to post-secondary in September 2014. For more information, and to find out what bollards are, click here. (http://www.reliance-foundry.com/scholarships)

 

The Flatiron Graham Aboriginal Scholarship

Posted date: October 30, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed of a new scholarship opportunity. Flatiron-Graham, a joint venture, is building the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission line and is pleased to announce that they will be offering one $10 000 renewable scholarship to a  student from the communities located along the transmission line corridor. Eligible students are Aboriginal students enrolled in programs related to the construction sector. The deadline for applications is November 22, 2013. Further information can be found here. Inquiries should be directed to AboriginalRelations@Flatironcorp.com

 

The Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program

Posted date: September 9, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed of a new scholarship opportunity. The Horatio Alger Jim Pattison British Columbia Scholarship Program will award $5, 000 scholarships to 20 students. The application process will begin October 1, 2013  and is open to students in their last year of high school who will attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of 2014. Scholarships will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, have overcome adversity, and are involved in their communities. For more information and to apply, visit www.horatioalger.ca.

 

New Relationship Trust Bursary Program

Posted date: August 19, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that the second call for New Relationship Trust  Bursaries is now open. NRT Bursaries are available to First Nation students pursuing a  post-secondary education from a recognized institution. Bursaries are awarded to  students pursuing trades certificates and diplomas. Funds are awarded on a first come  first serve basis until funds are exhausted. For more information and an application  form, visit http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/funding/for-students.


Canada Post Aboriginal Incentives Awards
Application

Posted date: August 7, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that Canada Post Aboriginal Awards Program for the 2013 / 2014 academic year is now accepting applications. The Canada Post Awards recognize students who have returned to school after a gap in attendance. Eligible students have completed one full year of studies since returning. This award is available to students in all types of post-secondary education and training, as long as students are enrolled in a multi-year program. For more information and an application form, visit www.GoToApply.ca/CanadaPost.

Deadline: August 31, 2013


Shore Davis Johnston Award Application

Posted date: July 29, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that the Shore Davis Johnston Award Program for the 2013 / 2014 academic year is now accepting applications. The Shore Davis Johnston Award recognizes a student registered in the Faculty of Law at an accredited Canadian university who demonstrates an understanding of current criminal issues in Canada by answering the following question in approximately 1000 words:

What is the most troubling criminal law decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada in the past 5 years, and why?

The winner will be chosen by the attorneys at Shore Davis Johnston, and will receive a prize of $500.  In addition, the winning submission, along with four runners-up will be featured on the Shore Davis Johnston website.

For more details, or to apply, please visit http://shoredavis.com/awards/

 

Norman Taylor Memorial – Aboriginal Financial Management Scholarship and Bursary Program

Posted date: July 12, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that the Norman Taylor Memorial Scholarship and Bursary Program for the 2013 / 2014 academic year is now accepting applications. Bursaries are available to Aboriginal students attending university or college as a full-time student in an academic program such as Business Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Commerce and/or other finance related programs.  Bursaries are open to AFOA Canada members and non-members. Four bursaries in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Professional Development Scholarships are available to AFOA Canada members who wish to take AFOA Canada’s online courses for the Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) ProgramCertified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Program or Professional Development courses, or to attend AFOA’s National Conference.  The Professional Development Scholarship is intended to offset full registration costs for AFOA courses and/or registration and travel related costs to attend the National Conference (February 2014 in Halifax, NS).

Two applicants who wish to enrol in one on-line AFOA course will receive scholarships with a value of up to $800 each.  Two applicants who wish to attend the AFOA National Conference will receive scholarships that include conference registration (value up to $800) and travel related costs (up to $2,000). 

The deadline for applications is July 26, 2013.

Resource website link: http://www.afoa.ca/en/News_Temp.aspx?WebsiteKey=6d966ab0-5d5c-4437-a95e-8d81cb9dd9fa

 

KPMG 2013 Aboriginal Student Awards Application

Posted date: June 17, 2013

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that the KPMG Aboriginal Scholarship Program for the 2013 / 2014 academic year is now accepting applications. There is the opportunity for Aboriginal students enrolled in a post-secondary institution and pursuing studies in business or First Nations financial management to receive one of five scholarships valued at $1,500 each. The scholarship program is designed to recognize the Aboriginal community and offer financial assistance to Aboriginal students from across Canada.

The deadline for applications is July 15, 2013.

Resource website link: http://www.kpmg.com/Ca/en/industry/PublicSector/Documents/2529-aboriginal-scholarship-2013-2014-fy13-final.pdf

 

2013 Dr. Jacob Mckay Awards – now accepting applications

Posted Date: 7 May, 2013

Adult Aboriginal students are invited to apply for one of four $1,000 awards to support their education. The Dr. Jacob McKay Awards are provided by the Indigenous Adult & Higher Learning Assoication (IAHLA), which is a non-profit, independent society that supports the growth of the Aboriginal-controlled adult education and post-secondary institutes of British Columbia. These awards are open to Aboriginal students who have attended an IAHLA institute and will either be continuing at the IAHLA institute or attending a BC public institution in the fall of 2013.

Application deadline:  June 14, 2013

Apply by email, mail or fax to:

Dr. Jacob McKay Awards Committee
c/o Indigenous Adult & Higher Learning Association (IAHLA)
Suite #113 – 100 Park Royal South
West Vancouver, BC  V7T 1A2
Fax: 604-925-6097

sherriej@fnesc.ca

Application: Dr. Jacob McKay Scholarship 2013.

 

 

April 16 2013 – Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program 2013-14 Application Guide

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology (the Ministry) and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada  (AANDC),  has informed us of the launch of the new 2013-2014 Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program (ACBDP Program) Application Guide.  Public post-secondary institutions in partnership with Aboriginal communities are invited to submit applications to deliver programs starting and completing in the 2013/2014 fiscal year.

They are inviting proposals for the 2013/14 ACBDP Program from organizations currently delivering ACBCPP programs and those that aspire to deliver these programs in their community.

ACBDP Program was first announced in June 2012 as part of the Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework and Action Plan which committed to provide funding ($5M from the Canada/BC Labour Market Agreement and $2M from the Ministry) for partnerships between public post-secondary institutions and Aboriginal institutes and communities to deliver programs in Aboriginal communities that meet community needs and position Aboriginal communities to take advantage of economic opportunities.  In 2012/13, there were twenty-six partnerships funded to deliver programs for Aboriginal learners throughout B.C. in a diverse range of specializations, from skills training for employment in the oil and natural gas sectors to training that leads to certification as a teacher of indigenous languages.

2013/14 Updates to the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program

The ACBDP Program continues in 2013-2014.  Eligible Programs must:

  • Lead to jobs and employment opportunities and be directly related to community needs and priorities;
  • Meet provincial program and/or industry standards, where appropriate;
  • Provide industry certification and/or credit towards a post-secondary credential (note that Adult Basic Education and bridging programs are Eligible Programs);
  • Provide sufficient opportunities or pathways for participants to ladder into further post-secondary education or training;
  • Include cultural components incorporated into the curriculum/programming; and
  • Utilize leading practices in career planning, assessment and transition.

Application Details

The ACBDP Program Application Guide has been updated based on a formative review of the program and lessons learned from 2012-2013.  The Application Guide has been streamlined with additional templates and support materials.  Submissions are accepted on a continuous intake basis and closing dates for proposal submissions is based on funding availability.  Programs and final reports must be completed before the March 14, 2014.

AANDC is partnering with the Ministry in the ACBDP Program through its Active Measures program, to provide $2M in 2013-2014.  The Active Measures funding is designed for encourage First Nations communities to support the participation of individuals on Income Assistance as part of the ACBDP Program and to support the development of effective community-based case/data management systems for their social development programs in order to better track and transition their Income Assistance clients.  The Active Measures Application for 2013-2014 can be found as Appendix C in the ACBDPP Program Application Guide.

This information is also available on the Ministry’s website at http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/aboriginal/programs.htm and at  http://www.fnsds.org/.

If you have any questions about the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program and the application process, please contact:

Jacqueline Dennis-Orr
Tel: (250) 356-8382
or by email Jacqueline.DennisOrr@gov.bc.ca  and copied to Liane Lubarski at Liane.X.Lubarski@gov.bc.ca,.

Questions specific to the Active Measures component of the program should be directed to:
First Nations Social Development Society at 1-604-926-4184 or email at partnerships@fnsds.org

 

 

March 18 2013 – Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge

IAHLA and FNESC have been informed that the Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge (www.our-story.ca) at The Historica-Dominion Institute, the largest, independent organization dedicated to the history, heritage and stories of Canada, is taking place.  The Challenge invites Aboriginal youth between the ages of 14 and 29 (Status, Non-Status, Inuit and Métis) to write a short piece of creative writing or create a piece of two-dimensional art about a moment or theme in Aboriginal history or culture, past or present.

Participants of the Challenge can win up to $2,000, as well as a trip to a special awards ceremony in a major Canadian city.  All finalists will also be eligible to receive additional cash prizes, and to have their works published and exhibited. The stories and artistic entries will be assessed by two juries comprised of some of Canada’s most celebrated Aboriginal writers and artists; they include Joseph Boyden, Drew Hayden Taylor, Kent Monkman and Maxine Noel.

Each year, we reach out to Aboriginal youth, communities and educators across the country to encourage young writers and artists to share their talent and heritage through the Challenge. If you have an opportunity to help us spread word about the program to your network, we would greatly appreciate it. I have attached our poster in case this may be helpful. If there are other opportunities to pass along information, I would be pleased to discuss at your convenience.

The deadline for submissions is March 31.

Please contact the coordinator (see information below) if you have any questions or require additional information.

Alicia Dotiwalla Program Coordinator| Coordinatrice de programme The Historica-Dominion Institute

w 1.866.701.1867 |  416.506.1867 x244
f: 416.506.0300
adotiwalla@historica-dominion.ca

2 Carlton St, East Mezzanine
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1J3
www.historica-dominion.ca

CAWAC Postcard (Eng)    CAWAC Postcard (Fre)

 

September 24 – Attention – Support Available for First Nations developing Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnership Program Applications

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is encouraging and supporting the participation of First Nation communities in these partnerships through its Active Measures program.  As part of the proposal, AANDC will consider the provision of additional financial supports to First Nations to strengthen their client navigation supports and case management systems for participants that are on Income Assistance.
Through the First Nations Social Development Society (FNSDS), AANDC is offering advice and assistance to First Nations in the preparation of their proposals for the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnership Program and additional Active Measures funding.  First Nations that would like to take advantage of this support should contact Agnes Davis at 1-877-985-5565 (604-926-4184).

Please see the attached letter for more information. Please note that although the letter is addressed to Community Social Development Workers, AANDC support is also available to Education Coordinators and others working at First Nations communities who are interested in applying for the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnership Program.

 

September 21 – 2012 National Scholarship Announcement
DEADLINE OCTOBER 19, 2012
The First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce a Scholarship opportunity for First Nation students who are pursuing a degree in the field of Epidemiology, Population Health, Statistics or Information Management Technology. Based upon available funding, the FNIGC will grant two (2) $1,000.00 Scholarships annually to aid students in their education endeavours in these specialized fields.

The FNIGC is a First Nations organization mandated to serve the information, research and training needs of First Nations. First Nations now have a dedicated Centre that will serve as the permanent home of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and will soon be conducting another national survey process called the “First Nations Regional Early Childhood, Education and Employment Survey (FNREEES). These surveys will continue to build upon the success of the RHS process and will provide an abundance of information, research, training, data collection, analysis and dissemination services to First Nations at the community, regional and national levels.
For further information on the FNIGC, please click on the posting here.