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Indigenous Foundations Program

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Kickstart your education with maximum support

Post-secondary education can be daunting, but The Chang School has partnered with Toronto Metroplitan University’s Gdoo-maawnjidimi Mompii Indigenous Student Services to create a supportive learning environment that will make your post-secondary education journey positive and welcoming.

The Spanning the Gaps – Indigenous Foundations Program is for Indigenous community members who want to boost their post-secondary education opportunities and achieve academic success. You’ll upgrade your writing and critical-thinking skills, and build the foundation you need to apply for post-secondary education options that appeal to you.

Each part of the program has been designed to be culturally inclusive. It was produced with the specific needs of Indigenous communities in mind, incorporating Indigenous history and knowledge, and traditional understandings.

Tuition is free for eligible learners. The program is set up to accommodate learners who may have obligations during the day, plus it can also be completed online from anywhere in Canada, so you can work it into your schedule as needed.

Are you ready to start your new post-secondary education journey today? We’re here to help you, every step of the way.

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Program Details

Eligible Learners

  • Indigenous community members who seek the necessary writing and critical-thinking skills to enter into bridging, certificate, or continuing education programs at the university level, or to improve their academic skills towards greater personal achievement.
  • Indigenous professionals who want to upgrade their writing skills and may be interested in broadening their professional development through continuing education programs within a university environment.
  • Indigenous university students who are looking to upgrade their essay and critical-thinking skills toward greater academic success.


Eligible learners can have their tuition 100 percent subsidized.

Program Type and Length

  • Online
  • 13 weeks
  • Classes are offered for three hours, one evening a week
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Contact Us

For general inquiries or schedule an assessment interview, contact Diane Simone at or 416-979-5000, ext. 3326.