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

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

PROMOTING SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS OF FIRST NATION, MÉTIS AND INUIT ANCESTRY

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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