New Paths for Education

Description of Program

The New Paths for Education is a proposal driven funded program.  The four key program components are:

  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
    Funding is used to support school staffs in areas of professional development; workshops; in-services; resources; and consultant services that enhance promising practices and instructional strategies to support learning, achievement and graduation of member First Nation students.
  • First Nation Language and Culture Program
    Language and culture programs are a priority and foundational in the planning and delivering of education programs.  New Paths provided funding for a coordinator to collaborate and support Language & Culture programs in schools.  This program is tasked to ensure curriculum is available in Saulteaux and Dakota languages.
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC)
    PLC funding is used for aggregate activities that involve all seven member First Nation schools.  They include the Annual Opening Institute; two common professional development/planning days; professional resources; and consultant services.
  • Parental & Community Engagement
    Research has shown with the engagement of parents and community there is increased student success.  This funding is used to support parents and community to participate in community-based education opportunities and workshops that strengthen parental and community capacity, which subsequently, enhance student engagement and academic outcomes.


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