Last month we were informed that in the upcoming school year the government of Ontario values an Aboriginal student attending FNTI at $1,677, approximately 20 per cent of the value of a student attending another college or university in this province.
So Premier Dalton McGuinty, will the legacy of your initial term in office be one of groundbreaking leadership in achieving equity for FNTI and Aboriginal institutions?
Karihwakeron Tim Thompson is the president and chief administrative officer of FNTI.
FNTI has transfer agreements with a number of other post-secondary institutes, including Ryerson University, St.
To date, the Indigenous health program has been taught at FNTI but they are looking at moving it into the same style of delivery as they use for the other programs--offering them through the affiliated colleges and universities.
In fact, all of our instructors are graduates of FNTI.
According to Johnston, FNTI is currently looking into offering additional programs such as a legal secretary program and nurse practitioner and environmental worker options.
Johnston said that without FNTI, many Aboriginal students who want to pursue higher education wouldn't have the opportunity.
I think that the biggest thing that the FNTI
had to offer Ryerson was the fact that they could be inclusive of the Aboriginal culture, and honour Native identity," said Hill.
boasts its current graduation rate is 85 per cent, compared to 73 per cent at Ontario universities.
For more information about the Indigenous Community Health Worker program, visit the FNTI
Web site at www.