K-12
Education

First Nation Leadership in Ontario recognizes jurisdiction over the education of our learners, regardless of residency. This means that no matter where our learners reside we strive to maintain optimum influence to actively support our students within that system.

First Nations System Priorities and Initiatives

  • Systems and funding through the COOPF initiative (see Charting Our Own Path Forward)
  • First Nation/school board relations (Education Services Agreements)
  • Language and culture
  • Sharing best/promising practices
  • Capital needs
  • Data governance
  • Special Education (see Special Education – HCSEP)
  • Capacity development/enhancement
  • FDK implementation (see Early Learning)

The ECU continues to build relationships with the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs and the Ministry of Education to ensure the educational needs of First Nations are addressed in the provincial education system.

Provincial System Priorities and Initiatives

  • First Nation/school board relations (Education Services Agreements)
  • Curriculum review/revision
  • First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework
    • FNMI Minister’s Advisory Council and Working Group
  • Data governance
  • Commitment to First Nation Languages programming

The ECU also engages regularly with the Ontario College of Teachers, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit School Board Trustees Council, the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario and People for Education as well as other organizations related to K-12 education in Ontario.

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