Today, far fewer First Nations children graduate from grade 12 than other children in Canada because they aren’t receiving the proper funding and support needed for a quality education. The federal government has promised to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Now is the time to follow through on those promises!
In spring 2018 the Auditor General reported that the real grade-12 graduation rate for Indigenous students is 24 percent compared to the national average of around 90 percent.
Change is possible. We know that when Indigenous children have the funding and culturally appropriate education that they need, they thrive!
*This action alert is presented in partnership with our close partners at the Christian Reformed Centre for Public Dialogue and their Education Together campaign.