The Indigenous Disability Canada (IDC) Support for Indigenous Student Learning Program (SISLP) is a program available to Indigenous students with limited financial resources, including Indigenous students living with disabilities.

The SISLP’s goal is to provide Indigenous students with technology and/or technology related supports to assist in improving their access and participation in education, training, and life-long learning.


  • Applicants must be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nation, Métis, or Inuit);
  • Applicants must be a resident of Canada;
  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear financial need for SISLP support;
  • Applicants must be enrolled in formal education at any level from kindergarten to post-secondary, OR taking courses through an accredited institution, AND must be actively attending;
  • Educational programs attended must be of no less than one year in duration (either online, remotely, or on-site learning);
  • Applicants cannot have received prior support from the BCANDS SSLP (now IDC SISLP), must not have received/be receiving support for equipment/technology from their Nation, community, or any other government or organization program.

For the purpose of applicants identifying as living with a disability AND demonstrating a clear financial need, the following definition of disability will be used:

“Any impairment, including a physical, mental, intellectual, cognitive, learning, communication or sensory impairment — or a functional limitation — whether permanent, temporary or episodic in nature, or evident or not, that, in interaction with a barrier, hinders a person’s full and equal participation in society.”

IDC will verify the applicant’s enrolment, attendance (online, remote, or in-class), and financial need.

Approvals will be prioritized based on the information provided in the application, the demonstrated need, and the date received.

Applicants receiving support from their Nation, community, governments or other organizational programs, in relation to technology, may be deemed ineligible.

How to Apply:

Download an application by clicking here.

Applications must be fully completed to be considered, including section 6.

Completed applications should be submitted to Indigenous Disability Canada – SISLP via mail, email or fax:

    • Mail: #6-1610 Island Highway – Victoria British Columbia – V9B 1H8
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Fax: 250-381-7312


Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis, but must be received by March 15, 2023.

If the program funding is exhausted prior to March 15, 2023 the application process will be closed.

For more information:

Contact Indigenous Disability Canada – SISLP

  • Mail: #6-1610 Island Highway – Victoria British Columbia – V9B 1H8
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 250-381-7312