By the numbers
80%prioritize reconciliation in strategic planning
80% of universities have a strategic plan for advancing reconciliation and to ensure the academic success of Indigenous students.
93%offer financial aid
More than 90% of universities offer financial aid dedicated specifically to Indigenous students.
85%partner with Indigenous communities
More than 80% of universities have a partnership with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster dialogue and reconciliation.
76%offer Indigenous-focused programs
Over three-quarters of universities offer programs that are specifically designed for Indigenous students or have an Indigenous focus.
83%engage with Elders on campus
More than 80% of universities work with Elders to provide cultural supports like visits and mentoring to Indigenous students.
69%of universities 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.
Reconciliation may be our greatest social challenge but also our greatest opportunity. We must approach the task with ambition, pragmatism and humility.