In 2007, the Ministry of Education launched the Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework with three main goals for all school boards to:
1. produce high levels of student achievement
2. reduce gaps in student achievement
3. produce high levels of public confidence
In order to support the framework as well as Dufferin-Peel's Catholic Board Improvement Learning Cycle, the board has implemented the following:
First Nation, Métis and Inuit Self–Identification
Our Board has established a Voluntary Confidential Self–Identification process for students of First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry from Kindergarten to Grade 12 to assist them in reaching their education and career goals. Student self-identification helps the DPCDSB better support the student by determining program needs and identify support for the student. In addition, the collection of accurate data on enrolment, student success and graduation rates will help the DPCDSB better support all students. Students can self-identify by completing the form found at the following link and bringing it to their local school or at the time of registration:
Indigenous Education Advisory Council
Dufferin-Peel has an Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) that meets on a regular basis to offer parent and community input on the Board Action Plan for Indigenous Education, in addition to providing an advocacy role for parents and the community. For more information, or to attend the IEAC please contact
Indigenous Student Voice Council
The purpose of this council is to encourage and empower student leaders to find their voice, and translate that voice into actions that support Indigenous student needs, and school communities throughout our board.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples - Part 1 AQ Courses
Promising Practices for Indigenous Education in DPCDSB
Anishinabek News - Lessons from Beyond Project aims to break barriers (January 3, 2020)
To access resources to support further learning.
Video: Revitalizing Star Knowledge Culture Camp 2019
Video: 2018 Indigenous Youth Gathering
Video: Exploring Indigenous Technologies and Design: The Art and Science of Snowshoes
Special Projects for Indigenous Students - OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program)
VIDEO: 2017-18 Indigenous Education At-A-Glance
This video highlights the work we have done in the area of Indigenous Education across the Board for 2017-2018.