Education Partnership Program (EPP)

Description of Program

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) created the Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with the intended outcome of the creation of meaningful and working education partnerships between First Nation Schools and Provincial School Divisions.

The program as set by INAC consists of three phases:

  1. Consultation: beginning discussions with potential partners
  2. Establishment: creation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saskatoon Tribal Council, Provincial Ministry of Education and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  3. Advancement: development of local MOU’s and/or letters of understanding between each First Nation community and local provincial school divisions

Through the consultation phase and initial discussion in the establishment phase, three themes emerged as areas that were incorporated in the creation of the Memorandum of Understanding. In order for the academic standing of First Nations students to improve and ultimately reflect the standings of non-First Nations students, consideration was given to:

  • Student retention and transition
  • Family and community support and involvement in education
  • Curriculum and professional development

It was also noted that in order for the MOU to be considered both meaningful and effective, the educational standards must improve for First Nations students attending either First Nations or provincial schools.

To this end, two partnerships have been commenced between STC, Saskatoon Greater Catholic Schools, Saskatoon Public Schools and Central Urban Métis Federation Incorporated (CUMFI).

More on Education Partnership Program

Established Education Partnerships

Education Partnership Symposium

The Education Partnership Symposium will be an excellent opportunity for Educators, Parents, and Education Stakeholders to learn about Education Partnerships.

Visit the EPP page to see event pictures and the presentations by clicking the link:


Education Partnership Program Manager
STC Education Unit
2010 7th Street East
Saskatoon, SK    S7H 5K6
Phone: (306) 956.6100
Fax: (306) 956.6854