Sodexo Supports Signing of the Indigenous Education Protocol at Fanshawe College with Grant to Fund Residence Accommodation for First Nations Student
February 03, 2015
Sodexo is proud to be part of the signing of the Indigenous Education Protocol at Fanshawe College. The protocol addresses Indigenous peoples’ post-secondary needs and supports self-determination and socio-economic development of Indigenous communities.
In partnership with the College’s First Nations Centre, Sodexo supports First Nations students through employment opportunities and provides opportunities for members of the College community to learn more about First Nations culture. Sodexo will contribute to the First Nations Welcome event at the start of the school year and the Soaring: Indigenous Youth Career Conference in May 2015. Alongside these efforts, Sodexo will provide the costs associated with College and Residence accommodation fees to support a First Nations student living in residence. Professional growth and financial independence for First Nations communities are part of Sodexo’s strategy to contribute to the social and economic development of the communities where they operate.
“I strongly encourage our country’s institutions and companies to commit to the educational and economic growth of First Nations students” shares Bill Keith, Vice President – Education for Sodexo Canada. “This is just one of many opportunities to support students across Canada and we’re thrilled to be a part of this event.”
The Indigenous Education Protocol is signed by Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin, Fanshawe College First Nations Student Association President Candice Lickers, and Co-chair of the Aboriginal Education Council, Robin Van Oirschot. The protocol is a new initiative for Fanshawe College.