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The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to supporting First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students by:
- developing effective strategies and learning opportunities that are responsive, flexible, and accessible to improve student achievement and well-being,
- closing the gap in student achievement in the areas of literacy and numeracy, and
- increasing retention and Indigenous student graduation rates to support the pursuit of postsecondary education or training and/or to enter the workforce.
Under Ontario’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Education Policy Framework, Niagara Catholic encourages all Indigenous students to self-identify as part of a VOLUNTARY AND CONFIDENTIAL process. Niagara Catholic uses information gathered from the self-identification process to support Indigenous students through:
- Accessing culturally relevant materials and programs in schools, allowing Indigenous students to see themselves reflected in the learning materials.
- Gathering academic information to support the unique learning needs of Indigenous students within our schools.
- Accessing cultural events offered to Indigenous students throughout the school year.
- Hosting special events at our schools, allowing our Indigenous students to share their unique cultural identity with non-Indigenous students.
- Sharing information about career and educational funding opportunities that are specific to Indigenous students.
Voluntary Self-Identification Form
Please complete one form per child.
In response to a Ministry directive, the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee (AEAC) was established in Niagara in 2009. The Committee was renamed the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (IEAC) in 2016. The IEAC is a partnership between Niagara Catholic Dist
rict School Board and the District School Board of Niagara, supported by a number of community-based Indigenous partner agencies.
Please find below minutes from past IEAC meetings: