Chiefs of Ontario’s Education Coordination Unit is excited to announce the launch of a new Education Portal for the First Nations education in Ontario. This portal will help bring together all the First Nations educators of Ontario for networking, professional development and problem solving. It will help create and sustain an online platform where thought leadership around First Nations Education can thrive. The portal will aim to be a go-to place for everything concerning First Nations education in Ontario.
High Cost Special Education Program (HCSEP)
Federal Budget 2016 implementation provides a significant increase in HCSEP funding levels from 2016-17 through 2020-21. Resolution 20/16 from June 2016 mandates the OFNSEWG to administer a needs-based process to ensure HCSEP recipients receive adequate levels of funding to deliver the required special education services for First Nation students.
Charting Our Own Path Forward Forum
Date: March 21 - 23, 2017
The forum is meant to share information on provincial and national activities relevant to lifelong learning as well as review progress and continue discussion on the Charting Our Own Path Forward initiative.
First Nations in Ontario have been charting our own path forward in education and remain concerned with jurisdiction over our educational systems and the implementation of stable, predictable funding mechanisms. First Nations youth are the youngest and fastest growing segment of our citizens. Endless studies and reports have been completed to identify our education rights, needs, and recommendations, and yet the Treaty right to education has not been implemented.