New Paths for Education - Language and Culture

Language and Culture

For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has made a major change to the New Paths for Education program by integrating a Language and Culture component in Improving School Effectiveness (activity NP1M). This initiative comes after the 2016 federal budget, which proposes "to invest in language and cultural programming," because "this programming recognizes the unique circumstances and needs of First Nations children and will enrich the classroom experience."


The objective of Improving School Effectiveness is to enhance the success of classroom instruction through curriculum and language development, improvements to instructional methods, and the purchase of information technology equipment and software.

Therefore, by supporting an increase in the number of speakers through educational programming and cultural activities, the Languages and Culture component builds on curriculum development and consolidation to protect and revitalize First Nations languages to the benefit of future generations.

Students' sense of identity in member communities will be strengthened through culturally appropriate and relevant educational programming.

For more information, please contact Orania Gros-Louis by phone at 418-842-7672 or by e-mail at:

General Information and Instructions

Please refer to this document before completing your form.

For more information, please contact Sarah Cleary by telephone,
at 418-842-7672 or by e-mail, at

Important Dates

You must download Adobe Reader 11 software to open the INAC form.

2018-2019 Project proposals

  • Submission to the FNEC: April 13, 2018

2017-2018 Final activity report

  • Submission to the FNEC: April 27, 2018



    Address: 95 De l'Ours Street
    Wendake, QC
    G0A 4V0
  • Email:
  • Website:
  • Toll free: 1-855-842-7672
  • Fax: 418-842-9988


Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to noon and
1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Summer office hours
Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. to noon and
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to noon