A Roadmap to Recognition for Aboriginal Institutes in Ontario
The Ontario government has recognized the need for a coherent policy on Aboriginal Institutes for at least a decade, but progress remained stalled. A new roadmap to recognition policy will be developed with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. This position paper, released in October 2014, lays the groundwork for that task.
Position Paper: Roadmap to Recognition
Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework (APSET)
This framework developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities from March 2009 through December 2010. It follows the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy that the Ministry of Education released in 2007. It provides the strategic policy context within which the Ministry of Education, school boards, and schools work together to improve the academic achievements of Aboriginal students who attend publicly funded elementary and secondary schools in Ontario.
Taking Action for First Nations Post- Secondary Education: Access, Opportunity and Outcomes: A Discussion Paper
This paper, written by the First Nations Post-Secondary Education: Access, Opportunity, and Outcomes Panel, highlights the history of Post-Secondary Education program funding in Canada and the long standing resistance by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to provide the resources necessary to ensure that First Nation students can access and complete the higher education they are entitled to as affirmed by the spirit and intent of Treaties signed in exchange for the sharing of our territories and lands. The panel strongly assert that a strategy is required to facilitate the efforts of First Nations leaders, educators, and program support staff to preserve and protect the PSE Program and ensure that essential dollars are made available to First Nation learners and Indigenous educators.
The First Progress Report on the Implementation of the Ontario Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training (APSET) Policy Framework
In 2011, the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities released the Aboriginal Post Secondary Education and Training Policy Framework which espoused a vision for the implementation of a renewed approach to achieving measurable changes in Aboriginal postsecondary education and training in Ontario. Upon the release of the policy framework, the ministry made a commitment to report publicly every three years on the progress of the implementation of the framework. This first report provides an overview of the steps that the ministry and its Aboriginal and sector partners have taken to implement the strategies outlined in the framework to support First Nation, Métis, and Inuit learners’ access to, participation in, and completion of postsecondary education and training opportunities in Ontario.
For the full report: APSET PROGRESS REPORT