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