2020 The Indigenous Education Excellence AwardCanadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

Canadore College of Applied Arts and Technology

In support of its Strategic Plan, Canadore College has developed a Tipi (Transforming Indigenous Peoples’ Inquiry) model as an overarching framework to guide the college when working with Indigenous communities. Having a model through which to associate Indigenous initiatives ensures that each initiative, though valuable on its own, contributes to a sustainable direction for the college. Some ongoing initiatives at the college include culturally-appropriate learning spaces, community based delivery, community partnerships, representation on advisory committees, indigenous evaluation, research grants, Indigenous quality assurance standards, Indigenous STEAM, an Indigenous research protocol and a focus on Indigenous learning outcomes.

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award

The Indigenous Education Excellence Award recognizes a college or institute that has a demonstrated commitment to Indigenous education through innovative approaches and dedicated structures, curriculum, holistic support services and community partnerships that contribute to learner success, as well as socio-economic development and reconciliation within communities.