Aboriginal Postsecondary Education & Training Policy Framework 2011

This policy framework serves as a guide and departure point for improving Aboriginal postsecondary education and training outcomes, and sets out a long-term vision, as well as principles, goals, strategic directions, and performance measures. It reflects the view that every qualified person who wants to go to college or university, or pursue an apprenticeship, will find a place, and that Aboriginal people will have opportunities to acquire the skills and formal education needed to actively participate in the changing labour market of the twenty-first century

This framework has the following five foundational principles:

  • excellence and accountability
  • equity, inclusion, and respect for diversity
  • cooperation on and shared responsibility for postsecondary education and training
  • respect for Constitutional and treaty rights
  • respect for Indigenous Knowledge, languages, and cultures