First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education

First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education at Bruce-Grey CDSB

dream catcher Guiding the Way  is a document that was created by a committee of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board and the Bluewater District School Board with the support of our partners in the local First Nations and Métis communities. The document is intended to be a beginning to supporting staff in understanding First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, values, history and traditions. Guiding the Way has been divided into parts to make the download faster. Follow the link to the left for the complete document.

Voluntary Aboriginal Self-Identification Process
This process provides an opportunity for those of Aboriginal ancestry: First Nation, Métis or Inuit to identify their ancestry to the Board. The information will be used to help determine and improve the achievements and outcomes of students of Aboriginal ancestry. This process is voluntary.

During the 2008 and 2009 school year, and again in 2012/2013, parents were asked to verify if they considered themselves of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nation, Metis, or Inuit). Each year the opportunity to self-identify will be included on our student information forms, and on all registration forms, and this information will be indicated on the Board’s data system.

The data collected will be securely stored and will be used only by staff to determine programming and support for students of Aboriginal ancestry. It will be treated in the same manner as Ontario Student Records and protected and governed by the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. It will inform the Board if the strategies that have been implemented to support students of Aboriginal ancestry are resulting in improved student learning.

For more information on Voluntary Self-Identification within the Bruce-Grey CDSB, please download the following brochure:

Voluntary Aboriginal Self-Identification Process (Brochure)

 BP 6-31 on Aboriginal Voluntary, Confidential Self Identification