Funding for First Nations Students
SISCO supports First Nation post-secondary students through an annual bursary fund of $5,000 for those who are experiencing emergencies that put them at risk of discontinuing their studies.
Community Capacity Development
SISCO works with its community partners to support capacity development. To date we have hired, mentored and trained 27 youth from eight different First Nation communities as co-researchers. We also engage Knowledge Keepers and Elders as advisors. SISCO is committed to continuing to build our capacity through our relationships with community partners as well.
Youth Co-Researcher Experiences
Don’t take it from us! Hear from some of our youth co-researchers about how their experience working with SISCO has supported them in developing new skills, and taking a leadership role in important projects that are having a positive impact in their communities.