An #Impact215 Update for The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation

3 indigneous students wearing Indspire tshirts

The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is approaching on September 30th, and I wanted to share how our #Impact215 Consortium is trying to make a difference by funding 215 Indigenous students through Indspire’s bursary program and Learning from the Past Fund.

Why 215? Because that is the number of children who were found in unmarked graves at the site of the former Indian Residential School on Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc territory in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Today we are proud to announce the latest recipient of the fund, which provides financial assistance to Indigenous youth in Canada pursuing post-secondary education. It is managed through Indspire, a national Indigenous charity, and is available to First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students.

“It has always been a dream of mine to complete a Master’s degree to enable me to give back to the First Nations communities around my hometown. With the rising cost of education, your timely award is very much appreciated as it enables me to continue with my studies. It also reinforces my belief that I am on the right path to further invest in myself and, in turn help me to invest in myself and, in turn, help me to invest in the First Nations communities I care about.

Again, thank you so much for your generous support. Please continue to do the great work you do to help empower students such as myself to reach new heights in contributing to our First Nations communities.”

M.B. #Impact215 Recipient, Royal Roads University, Leadership Studies

There are so many Indigenous youth who want to learn and grow, but lack the funding needed for post-secondary education. As a group, we are committed to recognizing the children, survivors, and communities affected by residential schools. Together, we can help to transform the lives of Indigenous youth.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the #Impact215 Consortium to provide post-secondary education scholarships for Indigenous students, helping to shape a brighter future. By supporting their education, Indigenous students can realize their full potential on their own terms, creating an empowering and positive path from the remnants of the residential school system.

Mike DeGagné, President & CEO of Indspire.

Help Us Make an Impact

Our wish for The National Day of Truth and Reconciliation is to bring this vision of supporting 215 Indigenous students into reality. We formed the #Impact215 Consortium in collaboration with the Indigenous Training Corporation Inc3COze and Parachute Executive Coaching.

Join our Consortium of coaches and training companies and help us increase our collective impact. If you are and independent coach or training company and would like to join our team as either an Ally or an Advocate, download our How to Get Involved Guide to learn more.

Learn more here.

Or check out these other ways to get involved:

  1. Refer a colleague to a Roundtable program. We have committed to taking a percentage of all referral sales that we receive and putting those monies towards funding more Indigenous youth. Contact us here.
  1. Make a donation directly to Impact215. Any amount will make a big difference and help us fund more students. Donate here.
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