Our HCDSB school is committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that supports achievement and well-being for all students.
Indigenous education at HCDSB is guided by the implementation of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework, which supports our commitment through Truth and Reconciliation, and the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
Through this policy framework, the common goal is that all students will have the knowledge and appreciation of contemporary and traditional First Nation, Métis and Inuit traditions, cultures and perspectives. This is consistent with Catholic Social Teachings that affirm the dignity of every human being.
The Indigenous Education Advisory Council (IEAC) is a joint council of the HCDSB and the Halton District School Board. The purpose of the IEAC is to provide advice on matters related to Indigenous education, initiatives, cultures and traditions; to assist in identifying community needs; and to offer input on the annual First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Board Action Plan.
By recognizing and promoting an awareness of the history and contemporary realities of this land, IEAC supports the success of all HCDSB learners, in particular First Nation, Métis and Inuit students.
Parents/guardians, students, and members of the Halton community are invited to apply for membership on the IEAC!
IEAC Membership Requirements
- Lived experience and/or strong understanding of Indigenous education, equity and inclusion, anti-Indigenous racism, anti-oppression, discrimination in education and the community at large.
- A keen commitment to dismantling systemic barriers to ensure equitable outcomes for all students.
- Available to attend 3-4 meetings a year.
Parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 interested in serving on the IEAC are invited to submit an online application through the IEAC Membership Application Form, which will remain open from February 15 through April 30, 2022.
All applications will be reviewed by the Indigenous Education Advisor. Successful candidates will be notified by April 30, 2022.
Learn more about the IEAC online!