TORONTO, ONTARIO – Starting fall 2024, Humber will become the first college in Canada to offer free tuition to Indigenous students who come from eight First Nations communities.  

Humber is located within the treaty lands and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Wendat Peoples. As part of Humber’s continued commitment in advancing inclusion and belonging, and to actively respond to the 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Humber will introduce an Indigenous Tuition Grant program that will offer a full-tuition waiver for Indigenous students. 

Learners in an eligible Humber program will be able to apply for the grant if they are from one of the following eight First Nations communities in Ontario: 

  • Alderville First Nation   
  • Chippewas of Georgina Island  
  • Curve Lake First Nation   
  • Hiawatha First Nation   
  • Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation   
  • Mississaugas of the Scugog Island First Nation   
  • Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (Tyendinaga Mohawk)   
  • Six Nations of the Grand River 

These communities were selected due to their geographic proximity to Humber. 

“This initiative builds upon Humber’s steadfast commitment to advancing Truth and Reconciliation, deepens our valued relationships with local Indigenous communities and elevates Indigenous excellence within our institution,” said Ann Marie Vaughan, president and CEO of Humber. “Through these efforts, we aim to create an environment where Indigenous knowledge and culture are celebrated and integrated into the Humber experience, reinforcing our dedication to inclusivity and mutual respect.” 

Humber is committed to integrating inclusion and belonging into all aspects of the institution and to celebrating the Humber community’s rich diversity  

“The free tuition initiative is of tremendous significance as it empowers Indigenous students as they embark on their post-secondary studies and speaks to Humber’s commitment to action not just words,” said Jason Seright, vice-president, Inclusion and Belonging at Humber. “By removing financial barriers to accessing post-secondary education, Humber is building a stronger and more inclusive future where every Indigenous student can thrive.” 

Grant application information will be available this fall. Interested students are asked to contact with questions.  

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