About Kenjgewin Teg's First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP)
“The First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) is a proposal-driven program designed to support First Nation educators on reserve (Kindergarten to Grade 12) in their ongoing efforts to meet their students' needs and improve student and school results. The Program's overall objective is to improve the achievement of First Nation students on reserve by focusing on the priority areas of literacy, numeracy and student retention."
There are three program components that work together to achieve this overall objective. The results of the student learning assessments and other information will help schools identify needs, targets and activities to improve results in the areas of literacy, numeracy and retention. Student learning assessments will also provide data for performance measurement, which will in turn generate reports on results for students, families, communities and INAC. The FNSSP focuses on three components - school success plans, student learning assessments and performance measurement.
If you are a Kenjgewin Teg FNSSP member school or would like to know more about what Kenjgewin Teg's FNSSP current work is about: CLICK HERE
FNSSP Member Schools
Kenjgewin Teg is the aggregate organization that oversees the project management
and works in collaboration with the following 11 FNSSP participating schools:
1. Constance Lake First Nation – Mamawmatawa Holistic Education Centre
2. Dokis First Nation – Kikendawt Kinomaadii Gamig
3. M’Chigeeng First Nation – Lakeview School
4. Nipissing First Nation – Nbisiing Secondary School
5. Sagamok Anishnawbek – Biidaaban Kinomaagegamik
6. Shawanaga First Nation – Kinomaugewgamik Elementary School
7. Sheshegwaning First Nation – St. Joseph’s Anishnabek School
8. Temagami First Nation – Laura McKenzie Learning Centre
9. United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnisiing, Kenjgewin Teg Secondary School
10. Wasauksing First Nation – Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik
11. Whitefish River First Nation – Shawanosowe School
About Structural Readiness - An Initiative & Component INAC Program of FNSSP
What is structural readiness?
Structural readiness activities focus on increasing and supporting the capacity of First Nation regional management organizations (RMO), like Kenjgewin Teg, to deliver school education services. Structural readiness is entirely optional which means additional funding will be made available to the RMO.
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is expected to do education reform to the outdated funding formula that current community schools on reserve currently receive. The formula is expected to be updated in 2017 with an overall roll up per student that will include all grants and proposals. This roll up per-student-amount will include the New Paths Funding, FNSSP, Tribal Council Second Level Services and Early Learning proposals that First Nations apply to annually. This will cease to exist and be rolled into one amount per student. This will ensure stable, predictable and equitable funding that will be less onerous then the current process. In addition to the above designated organizations can act to coordinate, deliver and oversee the responsibility for the education systems in the First Nations with schools. Click on the INFOGRAPHIC at the right for more insight into the national, regional and local context of First Nation education - and insight into the types of discussions and planning that First Nation communities will need to consider as part of 'structural readiness' and their First Nation education community choices.
CLICK HERE to print a special issue answering commonly asked questions on Structural Readiness.