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26Nov/09

Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

selfidenlogoThe Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy is an opportunity for parents and caregivers to self-identify First Nation, Métis or Inuit ancestry for their children. The process is voluntary and confidential. The data collected is reported as a whole and is used to develop programs to meet the needs of First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.

The Voluntary and Confidential Self-Identification Policy:
• Supports high levels of achievement for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students;
• Provides opportunities for self-identified students to access programming to meet their needs;
• Provides accurate data for educators to identify where gaps in achievement are, why those gaps exist and what is working or not working for Aboriginal students.

How to Self-Identify Your Children:
Self-Identification forms are available at your child’s school. The forms take seconds to complete and should be returned to the school. The school will treat them in a confidential and safe manner.

For more information, please see the Self Identification Brochure or contact Kathy McConnachie at 223-2316 or kathy.mcconnachie@kpdsb.on.ca

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