First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education

York Region District School Board is committed to:

  • Providing supports to ensure that all students ​of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry have opportunities to be successful.​

  • Increasing accurate understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and contemporary perspectives.


Core Beliefs

  • We believe that all students can be successful.

  • We believe that by honouring the rich histories, languages and cultures of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, we will foster safe and inclusive learning environments for all.

  • We believe that by meeting our First Nations, Métis and Inuit students’ spiritual, emotional, physical and mental needs, and by affirming pride in cultural identity, all students will reach their full potential.

View Board Polic​y and Procedure #601.0, Supports for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students.

Land Acknowledgement

It is important that we use a land acknowledgment that is relevant to our locations based on the two treaties that cross our region
Read the Land Acknowledgement

Student Self-Identification

Parents/guardians or students 18 years and above have the opportunity to formally identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit.
Words Tune In YRDSB

If you interested in learning more about Indigenous education in YRDSB, listen to the conversation with Indigenous staff members in the Board or explore the Treaty Talks series “As Long as the River Flows."

Meet Ashton Wood and Chelbylynn Milton. Ashton was YRDSB's first Indigenous Student, and Chelbylynn will be moving into the role for the 2021-2022 school year.



Canada History Week 2021 - Indigenous Leadership
Canada History Week 2021 - Indigenous Language
Canada History Week - Indigenous Culture