Ted Nolan Foundation Makes Donation to IIC

Ted Nolan Foundation Makes Donation to IIC
Posted on 10/03/2019
Fort Frances, ON - On September 17, 2019, at Seven Generation's brand new education facility - Ted Nolan and his son, Brandon, made a significant donation to the IIC.

The IIC is proud to accept the Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund in the amount of $125,000. This Fund is donated in support of First Nations women pursuing a post-secondary education at an Indigenous Institute in Ontario. 

"I wouldn't be the man I am today without the love and support of my mother, said Ted Nolan, who believes that real strength in our world comes from women. "Collectively, we need to support our First Nations women to ensure they get the opportunities they rightly deserve. Inspiration is the seed that blooms into a Rose."

Chair of the IIC, Murray Waboose, acknowledges the contribution from the Ted Nolan Foundation stating that, "The Indigenous Institutes Consortium is proud to partner with the Nolans to continue to enrich the academic careers of our First Nations women learners as they strive to achieve their post-secondary education attainment." 

-​Jake Jamieson, IIC Media 


The Rose Nolan Scholarship Fund is sponsored by the Ted Nolan Foundation and was established in 2004. Named after Ted Nolan's mother, who had an untimely death due to an impaired drive in 1981. The Fund was established to assist First Nations women achieve their educational and training goals, while maintaining strong community involvement.

Established in 1994, the Indigenous Institutes Consortium (IIC) is a non-profit corporation mandated to represent the collective interest of the Indigenous Institutes with a mission to support the development and recognition of Indigenous Institutes. Indigenous Institutes constitute one of the Pillars of Ontario's post-secondary education and training system that are recognized under the ​Indigenous Institutes Act, 2017.​ Indigenous Institutes are community based post-secondary education and training institutes that are Indigenous owned and operated and centred on local, accessible, and culturally appropriate programming. Indigenous Institutes provide culturally responsive and safe-learning environments grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing and living that honour Indigenous traditions.
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