Education (6-12): Background Content

Canadian University Statistics


1970


Universities Canada

Post-Secondary Indigenous Facts

Post-Secondary Indigenous Facts

%

Indigenous Education Description

80%

Prioritize reconciliation in strategic planning

Have or are developing a strategic plan for advancing reconciliation and to ensure the academic success of Indigenous students

93%

Offer financial aid Offer financial aid dedicated specifically to Indigenous students

85%

Partner with indigenous communities Have a partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster dialogue and reconciliation

76%

Offer Indigenous-focused programs Offer programs that are specifically designed for Indigenous students or have an Indigenous focus

83%

Engage with Elders on campus Work with Elders to provide cultural supports like visits and mentoring to Indigenous students

69%

Offer transition Programs These include outreach programs in indigenous communities, academic support and mentorship for Indigenous students starting as early as the elementary school level

Source: Universities Canada survey of members on Indigenous Education, 2019

Aboriginal academics made up about 1 per cent of university professors in 2016 and 3 per cent of college instructors, even though they constitute 4 per cent of the labour force and 5 per cent of undergraduate students.
Study released April 6, 2018 by the Canadian Association of University Teachers.


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