Other Funding Sources to Look Into:

Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

  • The objective of student financial assistance is to assist eligible students who do not have the resources to meet the costs of post secondary education.
  • The purpose is to supplement, not to replace, the financial resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute. Assistance is based on financial need as established by the federal and/or provincial governments and as determined by the ministry through an assessment of your Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) application.
  • Educational costs (such as tuition fees, books and supplies, basic living expenses) and the resources that you (and your family, if applicable) are expected to contribute are taken into consideration. It is not the purpose of student financial assistance to supply all the assistance you may need to meet your educational and living costs.
  • It is recommended that you apply as early as possible using the correct application for your academic year. You should submit your OSAP online application at least 10 weeks before your classes begin, to allow sufficient time for verification and processing.
  • Loans, grants, bursaries, and scholarships may be available to you through OSAP, but are not the only source. You should check with your post secondary institution to find out about institution-specific funding options


  • provides resources supporting First Nation, Inuit and Métis people, and youth in particular to realize their full potential and achieve a brighter future.

  • funding is provided to build brighter futures by offering scholarships and bursaries to First Nation and Inuit students to pursue post-secondary education

  • funding is provided to identify and honour the exemplary achievements of Aboriginal people so that their accomplishments can serve as an inspiration to young people.

  • funding is provided to develop and produce First Nations high-school students curricula and other materials to challenge them to consider career options in industries that will have skilled labour shortages in the upcoming years

Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation

  • provides life-changing opportunities to Aboriginal People through the provision of financial grants. They have granted thousands of dollars to those in need right across the country.
  • provides talented, passionate and energetic  youth and individuals the support they need today, to become tomorrows community leaders.
  • They address situations that are unique to the First Nations community and provide financial assistance to eligible applicants in the areas of Art and Culture, Education Support, Health Support and Sports and Recreation
  • provides grants to community involvement projects that have a lasting and positive impact on their members. Grants are awarded to those in need.
  • Their mission is to build healthy and vibrant Aboriginal communities by developing youth as future community leaders.
Employment Sources to Look Into: 
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:
"SNGRDC" is always looking for new, talented people who want to make a difference in the Six Nations Community. SNGRDC has a variety of departments including Administration, SN Bingo, SN Tourism, Human Resources, Finance, Property Management and Our Sustenance.”  For more information, please review their web page at: www.sndevcorp.ca
Grand River Employment and Training
Grand River Employment and Training is a community based not-for-profit organization specializing in employment and training for Onkwehon:we of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Established in 1992, they provide funded training, career services, and apprenticeship programming to all Six Nations band members regardless of their residency.