Information on Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant for learners from northern and remote communities:
We understand that travel funding for students to return to their home communities may be an issue as in-person learning starts to resume. We would like to highlight the Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant (OITG) as a potential solution for those learners from remote Northern First Nations communities.
The OITG can assist students, as well as their spouse and dependent children, if applicable, with the cost of travelling between their home community and the postsecondary institution they are attending.
To be eligible for this grant, Indigenous learners must meet the following requirements:
- The learner has self-identified as being an Indigenous person on their OSAP profile;
- The learner lives in an eligible remote First Nations community in Ontario when they are not in full-time postsecondary studies;
- The learner is enrolled in either a public or private postsecondary institution located in Ontario or a public postsecondary institution located within Canada that is approved for OSAP purposes; and,
- The learner has submitted an OSAP Application for Full-Time Students, has met all of the eligibility requirements and has at least $1.00 of financial need.
The current maximums and application deadlines can be found at https://osap.gov.on.ca/OSAPPortal/en/A-ZListofAid/PRDR019262.html.