Promoting Success for Students of First Nation, Metis and Inuit Ancestry

We are pleased to share the following information from our board:


The York Region District School Board provides an opportunity for students with First Nation, Métis and Inuit ancestry to self-identify. The process is voluntary and the information gathered will be kept confidential.

The self-identification process is the first step in providing:

  • Culturally specific learning opportunities or activities;
  • Additional support for academic achievement and well-being, including designated support staff;
  • Communication between schools, First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education staff, Aboriginal students and their families;
  • Connections to post-secondary institutions, community groups, service providers and other partners;
  • More learning opportunities for all members of the school community to develop a greater understanding of Aboriginal perspectives, cultures and histories.

New students can self-identify when they register with the Board.  Current students can complete an Aboriginal Self-Identification Form which can be obtained from their school.

For further information, please see the “Information for Parents and Students with First Nation, Métis and Inuit Ancestry” brochure.

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