[Currently Suspended] Grants to Schools to Promote Understanding through Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Student Exchange
In Alberta today Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students often have no contact with each other. This leads to stereotyping, fear, and misunderstanding. In order to promote understanding between Alberta’s Indigenous and Non-Indigenous students Canadian Multicultural Education Foundation in partnership with the Alberta Teachers’ Association is offering grants of $500 to $5,000 to Alberta schools to cover 80% of the cash expenses for student exchanges. One partner must be predominantly Indigenous and the other predominantly non-Indigenous. The exchange must extend over at least a month, either through actual visits or through electronic contact. The program must be designed so as to maximize students learning to understand the other’s values, aspirations and challenges, family life and community life – maximize students learning to respect the others as individuals, not stereotypes.