Niagara Catholic District School Board
VOLUNTARY AND CONFIDENTIAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION POLICY FOR FIRST NATION, MÉTIS AND INUIT STUDENTS
|Adopted: June 14, 2011
Policy No. 301.9
STATEMENT OF POLICY
The Niagara Catholic District School Board realizes that all people are created equal, in the image of God, each with inimitable characteristics deserving of dignity (Genesis: 1:27). In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church and grounded in the value of human dignity, the policy of the Board shall provide in all its operations an educational environment which supports, enables and celebrates the diversity within its Catholic community.
The Board supports that the learning aspirations and potential of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students can be realized through a focus on improved programs and services and builds on strong partnerships with First Nation, Métis and Inuit parents and their communities. The Board will invite all First Nation, Métis and Inuit students to voluntarily and confidentially self-identify.
This Policy has been developed to assist with implementation of the Ontario First Nation, Métis and Inuit Policy Framework, 2007.
The Director of Education will issue Administrative Guidelines in support of this policy.