About

This is the website for the Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education. The Task Force is an arms-length group appointed by the Minister of Northern Affairs. This website will change over the next few months. In phase one (right now) we are gathering information about the current post-secondary education system, and ideas about how it could be improved. We welcome your help in this. You can add your voices in various ways:

  1. Through participating in an engagement session
  2. By taking a survey
  3. By uploading written documents, sound files or video where you can tell your story, give your opinion, or both.

In phase two, scheduled for this fall, we will report back on what we heard. In phase three, toward the end of the year, we will be making recommendations.

Read the government page on the background of the Task Force

 

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FN Education Advocates on White Mountain Yukon
 FN Education Advocates on White Mountain Yukon

Mandate of the Task Force

The Task Force on Northern Post-Secondary Education was mandated to look at ways to improve post-secondary education in northern Canada. It was appointed by the Minister of Northern Affairs in October 2020. The Task Force covers the three territories, all of Inuit Nunangat, and northern Manitoba.

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Task Force members

The members of the Task Force are almost all based in the North. Members include students, educators, and education experts.
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James (JR) Cook
Manitoba
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Ashlee Cunsolo
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Florence Kushniruk
Yukon
Jodie Lane
Jodie Lane
Newfoundland and Labrador
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Erika Marteleira
Ontario
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Peesee Pitsiulak
Nunavut
Angélique Ruzindana Umunyana
Angélique Ruzindana Umunyana
Northwest Territories
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Tosh Southwick
Yukon
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Kelsey Wrightson
Northwest Territories
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Malerie Bayha
Northwest Territories
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Melanie Bennett
Yukon
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Task Force Secretary - Clive Tesar

Virtual and in person sessions

We would like to have in-person engagement sessions in the region. In case that is not possible, or if you would rather engage online, we are setting up virtual engagement sessions.

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