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.
The Chiefs of Ontario hosted the Education Symposium in November 2015 in Thunder Bay.
This Symposium brought together First Nations Education Directors, Education Managers/Directors of Tribal Councils, Education Counselors, Chiefs and Councillors from all over Ontario.
Please click here for the recording and the presentations from this 3 day event.
Working on the vision of Charting our own Path Forward (COOPF), this conference was attended by 240 people, mainly Education Directors, Principals, Chiefs and Councillors. The agenda focused on providing information, obtaining input, sharing best practices and developing strategy.
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.