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 VOLUNTARY, CONFIDENTIAL ABORIGINAL STUDENT SELF-IDENTIFICATION

 

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Background: Ministry of Education

In January 2007 the Ministry of Education officially launched the Aboriginal Education Strategy with the release of two Ministry of Education reference documents, the Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework and Building Bridges to Success for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Students. The strategy includes initiatives that support learning and achievement for Aboriginal students with a renewed focus on:

  • improving achievement among First Nation, Métis and Inuit students; and
  • closing the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in the areas of literacy and numeracy, retention of students in school, graduation rates and advancement to post-secondary studies and/or to the workplace.

In order to assess progress toward these goals it is necessary to collect data on the achievement of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students. The development and implementation of a voluntary, confidential Aboriginal student self-identifcation process will provide the basis for school boards to gather this information.

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In September 2009, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board implemented a Voluntary, Confidential Self-identification procedure. Self- identification is a way for parents and guardians of students under 18 and students 18 and over to let Hastings and Prince Edward schools know if a student is of Aboriginal ancestry.

The process is voluntary and the information gathered will be kept confidential. No proof of ancestry is required. Students already attending school can indicate their Aboriginal ancestry on the student update form or by filling out the Voluntary, Confidential Aboriginal Student Self-identification Form (F137-1) at any time throughout the school year. New students or students changing schools can self-identify at the time of registration.

Information for parents, guardians and students

 

 

 

 

 


arrow Aboriginal Education

arrow I Am Aboriginal: Voluntary, Confidential Self-identification (pdf)

arrow Voluntary, Confidential Self-identification Procedure 137 (pdf)

arrow Voluntary, Confidential Aboriginal Student Self-identification Form [F137-1] (pdf))

arrow Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework (pdf)

arrow Building Bridges to Success for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Students (pdf)



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