Education Infrastructure

First Nations students have an inherent and Treaty right to education, including education infrastructure as part of their lifelong learning process. This includes the right to safe, equitable and sustainable education infrastructure that incorporates the unique needs of First Nations students.

The work in First Nations Education Infrastructure is mandated through the AFN Resolution 34/2019, First Nations Education Infrastructure Review. First Nations-in-Assembly resolved to support policy or program changes in regards to First Nations education infrastructure that reflect the true needs of our students. These needs include identifying and addressing the improvement required in capital, repairs, transportation, operations and maintenance and more.

The Chiefs Committee on Education, National Indian Education Council, and Assembly of First Nations have been mandated to lead this review that will ensure First Nations students have safe, adequate and sustainable education infrastructure.

Federal Commitments:

Budget 2019:

As of March 31, 2019, more than $585.7 million of targeted funds has been invested to support education-related infrastructure projects.

Budget 2016:

Budget 2016 provided $969.4 million over 5 years for First Nations education infrastructure, in addition to $500 million remaining from Budget 2014.

Recent Documents

  • Capital Needs Assessment Report – August 24, 2020
    The AFN First Nations Education Infrastructure Capital Needs Assessment provides essential research to equip First Nations in identifying existing and anticipated education infrastructure needs on-reserve across Canada. This assessment focuses on First Nations capital needs for schools and teacherages over a 15-year planning period.
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