First Nations Tax Commission Bursary Program for Tax Administrators
The objective of the First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) Education program is to promote an understanding of the real property taxation systems of First Nations in Canada, develop training programs for First Nation real property tax administrators, and to build capacity in First Nations to administer their taxation system.
The FNTC has developed a partnership with the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics and Thompson Rivers University (TRU) to provide students with an accredited education program that results in an understanding of how to provide administrative and legal certainty as well as quality infrastructure to facilitate investment on First Nations lands.
Support for Tax Administrators
The FNTC has developed a student bursary program to provide limited financial support to property tax administrators working for First Nations in Canada to attend the accredited certificate programs in property tax administration and First Nation economics.
First Nations are moving jurisdiction forward and creating prosperous communities
First Nations have developed property taxation over the past 25 years and have expanded taxation revenues, moving beyond dependency to become substantial communities that provide quality services. The First Nations Tax Commission helps First Nation government build and maintain fair and efficient property tax systems.
The creation of independent revenue provides security for our communities
Governments (federal, provincial and local) use tax revenue to support their fiscal requirements, but there are a number of barriers First Nations have to overcome to collect these revenues. The First Nations Tax Commission helps First Nations get beyond these barriers so they can expand their economies and revenues, rather than depending on government funding to meet the needs of their communities.