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Quality Assurance for Indigenous Institutes in Ontario

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We are an Indigenous-controlled and governed Council

IAESC provides quality assurance to Indigenous Institutes through its established standards and benchmarks for Organization and Program Reviews. IAESC is recognized under the Indigenous Institutes Act (2017), and operates as a not-for-profit corporation.

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Indigenous Institutes are Ontario’s newest post-secondary education and training pillar

Indigenous Institutes create opportunities for the future by building on the foundations of culture, language and knowledge systems that have served their communities since time immemorial.

Realizing the vision of First Nation control of First Nation education in Ontario


Through accreditation of academic programs and training, IAESC supports Ontario’s Indigenous Institutes in delivering high quality and culturally relevant post-secondary education to their communities.