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Aecon announces partnership with Indspire to support education of Indigenous students

Sep 16, 2020

Aecon is pleased to announce a partnership with Indspire, a national Indigenous registered charity, to support Indigenous students pursuing post-secondary education.

Through the three-year partnership, Aecon will donate to Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program, which provides financial assistance to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students. The Aecon Group Indigenous Bursary will be awarded to Indigenous students with a demonstrated need for financial support that are enrolled in an engineering, business or technical trades program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Jean-Louis Servranckx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon, emphasized the importance of the partnership as a unique avenue to continue Aecon’s support of Indigenous communities.

“Aecon builds relationships with Indigenous Peoples on a foundation of trust, respect and understanding. One of our key initiatives is to promote educational opportunities for Indigenous students. The Aecon Group Indigenous Bursary award through Indspire will help us target funds in a meaningful way to help First Nations, Inuit and Métis post-secondary students offset some education costs to allow them to focus on their academic studies.”

Applications can be submitted through the Aecon Group Indigenous Bursary microsite at www.indspirefunding.ca/aecon.

For further information about the Building Brighter Futures program, please visit: www.indspire.ca/programs/students/bursaries-scholarships/

Indspire aims to create long-term benefits for Indigenous families and communities across Canada by investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. In partnership with Indigenous, private and public sector stakeholders, Indspire educates, connects and invests in Indigenous Peoples so they can achieve their highest potential. Anchored by its mission and mandate, Indspire’s North Star vision is that, within a generation, every Indigenous student will graduate. In 2019-2020, Indspire provided over $17.8 million through 5,124 bursaries and scholarships to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. For more information, visit www.indspire.ca.

As a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development, Aecon is dedicated to fulfilling its commitment to building and fostering inclusive and collaborative relationships with Indigenous communities across Canada. Aecon builds relationships with Indigenous communities on a foundation of trust, respect, and understanding through our inclusive approach which focuses on apprenticeships, employment, training, sustainability and business development. For further information, please visit www.aecon.com/indigenousaffairs.