Building the Future


Update regarding MFI’s COVID-19 preventative measures

In alignment with provincial governments’ preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, MFI staff are working remotely for the foreseeable future. Please rest assured that our operations will continue as scheduled during this period: we will continue to respond to emails, inquiries and process progress reports in keeping with current agreements.

Support for the education, health, and wellbeing of Indigenous youth and their communities

Better education is necessary to ensure that Indigenous children and youth in Canada have the chance to succeed. That’s why the Martin Family Initiative (MFI) is committed to improving not only K-12 education for Indigenous children, but also the wider determinants that influence their educational outcomes, including health and well being. To achieve this, we are proud to work in partnership with Indigenous leaders, educators, governments, other foundations, and private sector partners.

Because better student outcomes make stronger communities.  


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“When a First Nation makes education a priority, we create a caring environment for boosting Anishinaabe students’ self-esteem, which in turn boosts academic achievement.”

 Chief Patrick Madahbee, Grand Council Chief, Anishinabek Nation

 “It’s just that drive: we believe in the students and the students believe in themselves.“

Craig Lindsay, Vice-Principal, Hillside School