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Open House – Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) Policy Consultation

Open House – Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) Policy Consultation
Posted on 05/14/2018
Open House – Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) Policy ConsultationThe OCDSB will be launching an Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC), to ensure collaborative work with our Indigenous parents and partners, and the delivery of Indigenous education in an inclusive and equitable manner. The OCDSB has a strong framework for community participation in school board decision-making. The advisory committees to the Board are an important component of this framework. These committees allow community members to bring an important perspective to our work by providing informed advice to the Board.
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The mandate for the council includes:

 

  • providing advice and input to the Board Action Plan for Indigenous Education,
  • p
    roviding strategic advice on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action,
  • assisting the Board of Trustees in its commitment to provide an equitable and inclusive education and work environment for Indigenous students and staff; and
  • a
    dvising the Board of Trustees on any issue affecting Indigenous students’ learning and well-being. Through this relationship with the District, Indigenous students and their families may develop a more positive sense of belonging, well-being, and trust.

 

The IEAC would be comprised of six (6) voting members of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities and up to four (4) non-voting members including a trustee, Indigenous education lead, superintendent and, where possible, an Indigenous student.  

Indigenous parents, Traditional Knowledge Keepers, Elders, Senators and partners have been informally consulted regarding the purpose and intent of this policy. These same partners will be an important part of our formal consultation process. 

In addition, we would like to extend an invitation to all parents/guardians to attend one of our two open house consultations in May in order to solicit input from the broader community. Information on these consultations can be found below. 

Monday, May 14th at 6:00 p.m. 
Confederation Education Centre
1645 Woodroffe Avenue

Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:00 p.m. 
Gloucester High School
2060 Ogilvie Road

More information on this policy can be found here.

Should you have further questions, or are unable to attend an open house, you may provide your feedback by email to: IndigenousEducationAdvisoryCouncilPolicy@ocdsb.ca

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