Schools Closed to Students

The Ministry of Education has announced that all schools will remain closed to students beginning April 19. Please do not send your child to school. Remote learning will continue during this closure.

Self-Identification

​Students/families can identify their Indigenous ancestry​ online or in school. Some of the benefits include:

  • Culturally specific learning opportunities or activities, such as conferences or student leadership opportunities.

  • Additional support for academic achievement and well-being provided by our Indigenous Student Advisor.

  • Ongoing communication between schools, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education staff, students and their families.

  • Connections to post-secondary institutions, community groups, service providers and other partners.

Self-identification is voluntary and the information gathered is kept confidential.

How to self-identify

  • Students who are new to the Board can identify their Indigenous ancestry when they register on their School Registration Form.

  • Students who are already attending a public school in York Region can complete an Indigenous Self-Identification Form at any time and return it to their school office. This form is also available through the school.

More information

For more information about Self-Identification, check out:

Questions and Answers

Ministry of Education website