Arcadis IBI Group Partners with Indspire to Launch New Indigenous Scholarship
DateOctober 24, 2022
Arcadis IBI Group Joins Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures Program to Support Indigenous Students Across Canada
TORONTO, ON (October 24, 2022) – Global design and technology firm, Arcadis IBI Group (“Arcadis IBI” or the “Company”) has announced the launch of a new scholarship for Indigenous students in collaboration with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. The scholarship will provide funds to post-secondary students learning architecture, engineering, urban planning, or Indigenous languages across Canada.
Since 2004, Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures program has provided more than $153 million in financial support to First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada to assist the completion of their post-secondary education. Arcadis IBI Group’s collaboration with Indspire will support the next generation of Indigenous students to influence the way our communities are designed and built. As part of Arcadis IBI’s commitment to the Principles of Reconciliation in Canada, the Company is committed to providing opportunities for Indigenous students within the AEC industry.
“Arcadis IBI looks forward to supporting and celebrating the educational goals and achievements of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students from across our shared lands through Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures Program,” said Director and Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture and Chair, Indigenous Engagement Steering Committee, Heather Semple.
The next Indigenous scholarship application deadline is November 1, 2022, with additional submission dates on February 1, 2023 (visit our scholarship page for more information). To learn more about Arcadis IBI’s commitment to Indigenous communities, please visit our Indigenous Engagement and Relations webpage.
“This scholarship marks one of many endeavours Arcadis IBI has taken to enhance its work towards the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Call to Action 92, which calls on corporate entities to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework,” said Chief Operations Director and Chief Diversity Officer, Audrey Jacob.
Alongside launching an Indigenous-focused scholarship supported by Indspire, Arcadis IBI will continue its Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging scholarship recognizing the contributions of the Black community to the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) disciplines. These ongoing initiatives are important examples of Arcadis IBI’s Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Strategy and Policy in action.
For more information and/or to connect with Arcadis IBI Group, please contact Andrea Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.