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FNTI is an Indigenous-owned and governed post-secondary institute founded in programming rooted in culture and Indigenous ways of knowing. FNTI is a registered charitable organization, accredited by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC), and a member of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).   

Our programs are culturally-driven and intensively delivered, which provides learners with the ability to study quality programming while maintaining family, community and career commitments. 

Our Students

FNTI has over 4,000 graduates with community-driven educationcertificate, diploma and degree credentials issued in partnership with recognized Ontario colleges and universities. With responsive education that suits our students’ needs, we will begin the delivery standalone bachelor’s degrees in 2020-2021 in accordance with the Indigenous Institute Act, 2017. 

FNTI serves 175 of 667 First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities across Canada, and 102 of 129 in Ontario. The institute welcomes approximately 300 students annually, most of whom are the recipients of band sponsorship for post-secondary education. These band sponsorships for community members often include tuition support, living allowance for full-time learners and book/supplies allowance. 


Program Examples

Examples of programs delivered in community, to meet success ratescommunity needs include: 


Child and Youth Care 

Indigenous Community Diabetes Support

Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Prevention 

Office Administration

Personal Support Worker 

FNTI’s very own standalone degree – Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work 


Contact Us

We can tailor an education plan for your community and/or organization in the location of your choice. We would love to come meet with you and your team to consider partnership potentials moving forward. Please contact Jessica Charette, director of community partnerships at 613.813.6893 or jessicac@fnti.net for more information.