Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP)

The Indigenous Support for Student Learning Program (SSLP) is a time-limited project for Indigenous students across Canada who have limited financial resources, including those students living with disabilities. The SSLP is accepting applications from students of any age enrolled in a Formal educational institution (either online, remote, or through on-site learning) to be considered to receive a laptop and accessories to assist with their continued education and success.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Applications must be received by BCANDS no later than March 15th, 2021 for consideration. However, due to the limited funding and a high demand, we recommend that applicants submit their completed application as early as possible. Please contact us if you need assistance with the application or have any questions.

Phone: 250-381-7303 ext.202 | Toll Free: 1-888-815-5511

• To assist the continued participation and success of Indigenous students and Indigenous students with disabilities, in their education and eventually, in their future employment

Am I Eligible?
• Applicants must be enrolled in Formal education at any level from kindergarten to post-secondary OR taking courses through an accredited institution, AND be actively attending
• Applicants must be of Indigenous ancestry
• Applicants must not have received/be receiving any other support for equipment from Nation, community, or other organization/program
• Applicants must be a Canadian resident
• Applicants must be low-income OR
• Applicants identify as living with a disability AND be low-income

Application Forms


To fill out on a computer – use Microsoft Word application form:

To print off and fill out – use PDF application form:


Pour remplir sur un ordinateur – utilisez le formulaire d’application Microsoft Word:

Pour imprimer et remplir – utilisez le formulaire de demande PDF:

Download PDF Reader:

WEBINAR PLAYBACK – About the SSLP and filling out the application

Indigenous SSLP Poster for Promotion:

Other Resources

Telus Internet for Good program
– Offered in BC and Alberta to provide eligible Canadians with the internet they need to succeed
– $9.95/month for 24 month
– Available to PWD or AISH recipients and is extended directly to families in need

Disability Resources for Assistive Technology by Province:

– netClé enables people with physical disabilities to use the computer independently, by serving as an alternative to standard inputs like a keyboard and mouse
– Currently distributing netClé for free

Computers for Schools
– Find the CFS+ affiliate in your province or territory by clicking on the link:

Indspire – Building Brighter Futures
Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards that open doors through education for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students

For a complete list of Building Brighter Futures Supports, please visit:

Distance Computer Comfort Program – Neil Squire
Free tutoring for persons with disabilities to learn how to use your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Offered through a virtual classroom.
For more information: