FPSJA discussion and sharing workshop
As part of the assessment of projects funded by FPSJA, a workshop was held December 8 and 9, 2014, at Hôtel Musée Premières Nations in Wendake. The purpose was to present the initial results of the assessment underway and develop and enrich them through knowledge sharing and testimonials by the roughly 85 participants.
At the end of the event, all participants agreed that efforts to promote student retention in aboriginal communities had paid off and that it was therefore crucial to continue the work. The projects carried out under FPSJA are key starting points for continuing the initiative and sustaining the actions taken, sometimes even applying them to other communities. The success of the Literacy Camps initiated in three Cree communities—and two years later operating in eight communities due to its positive impact on student retention—is a great example.
CTREQ tasked Concordia University professor and researcher Natasha Blanchet-Cohen with assessing the impacts of the 22 student retention projects funded by FPSJA.
Download FPSJA reports (only in french)