Thank you for attending this year’s symposium. We look forward to seeing you at future events.

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We are looking forward to welcoming registrants to the upcoming National Indigenous Education Symposium which is only one week away. We are excited to announce that registration numbers are at an all-time high with close to 250 registrants. However, we have exceeded our capacity for the dinner on Tuesday, October 17 which will take place at the Ramada hotel.

We are still accepting registrations, but new registrations as of today will not include a ticket to the Tuesday dinner. Attendees on site who have a dinner ticket but do not plan to attend will be invited to drop off their ticket at the registration desk for late registrants.

Join us at the Ramada Plaza in  Downtown Regina


The symposium, which has as its theme Operationalizing Reconciliation, will bring together more than 200 college and institute leaders from across Canada serving Indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Institutes Consortium (IIC), in collaboration with Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) are pleased to announce the National Indigenous Education Symposium 2023.

Be part of a stimulating and interactive event where leaders from Indigenous institutes, from postsecondary institutions, colleges and institutes, as well as from stakeholder organizations, industry and government, will come together to share knowledge and exemplary practices in serving Indigenous peoples and communities and contributing to their sustainability and prosperity.

Symposium Objectives

Place Indigenous learners at the centre of the solution to the labour market, environmental, and healthcare crisis.

Provide a unique opportunity for participants to reflect and share experiences and best practices on Indigenous education related issues.

Reflect on the role of Canadian postsecondary institutions (Indigenous institutes, colleges, institutes, cégeps, universities and polytechnics) in responding to the learning needs of Indigenous peoples and communities, including the promotion of Indigenous languages.

Provide opportunities for participants to network and share experiences, approaches, and best practices in supporting reconciliation.

Build community support for reconciliation and Indigenous-led post-secondary education across Canada.

Provide innovative and leading-edge insights to support government engagement activities for the sector.

Recognizing and learning from the uniqueness of Indigenous-lead institution.

Amplify the voices of learners, educators, and leaders of Canada’s Indigenous institutes, colleges and institutes.

thank you to our sponsors for this event


Provisional Schedule

October 16, 2023

11:00 – 16:00 – Private Professional Development Event
(By Invitation ONLY and for IIC Members ONLY)

16:00 – 17:00 – Registration

17:00 – 19:00 – Opening Keynote Address and Reception
(guests can attend by purchasing additional tickets)

Dinner on own



October 17, 2023

7:30 -8:30 – Breakfast (included)

8:30 – 16:60 – Sessions (included)

Lunch and 2 coffee breaks (included)
Dinner Feast (included) (guests can attend by purchasing additional tickets)



October 18, 2023

7:30 – 8:30 – Breakfast (included)
8:30 – 15:00 – Session and Morning Break (included)
Lunch (included)
Symposium ends at 15:00

Hotel Information

Special discounted rates are available at the following hotel(s). Please note that accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Reserve early, as rooms will fill up quickly.

The block cutoff is October 1, 2023

Ramada Plaza Downtown Regina
1818 Victoria Ave, Regina, Saskatchewan, S4P 0R1

Rate: $138.00 plus applicable taxes for Superior Room with 2 Queen Beds

Code: 2310CICAN

Restrictions: Participants are responsible for booking and paying for their room.


Registration Fees

Participants are responsible for meals not included in the registration fee. All packages include the activities listed in the above schedule.

Package Regular Fee Member Fee Non-member Fee
National Indigenous Education Symposium 2023 $550.00 $675.00
Daily Registration – October 17 ONLY $375.00 $425.00
Daily Registration – October 18 ONLY $300.00 $350.00
Student Registration (must be full-time student at a CICan member institution) $175.00
Guest at Opening Reception on October 16: $45.00
Guest at Dinner Feast on October 17 $100.00

Travel Information

Air Canada

Code: K29AQ2H1

Restrictions: To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter your promotion code in the Promotion Code Box. Applicable Rules • The booking is to be made to the following city: Regina, YQR (CA) • The travel period begins Monday, October 09, 2023 and ends Thursday, October 26, 2023. • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. • For North America’ 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. However, all bookings made using the promotion code will count toward the minimum 10 passenger requirement for Meetings and Conventions events.



Code: 6N4Q6WU

Restrictions: For the National Indigenous Education Symposium 2023, Westjet is offering 5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo*, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed. Please visit to make a booking online. Applicable Rules The booking is to be made to the following city: Regina The travel period begins: 10/9/2023 The travel period ends: 10/26/2023 No discount will apply to Basic or Business class bookings.


Additional Information

Contact Info

Indigenous Institutes Consortium
Marsha Josephs

For program information

Kathryn Moore

For registration information
Carla de Koning


Indigenous Institutes Consortium
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Colleges & Institutes Canada
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Substitutions are accepted by email up to October 2, 2023

Before and on September 16, 2023: 50% refund of the full amount paid.
September 17th, 2023 or later: No refunds

You can cancel by email up until September 16, 2023. We do not accept cancellations by phone.


Are you interested in presenting your research or facilitating a session?

Review our Call for Interest details and submissions require here.


Member Institutes of the IIC