Indigenous Education

The Ontario Government and the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is dedicated to excellence in education for all students, including First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students.  The RCDSB is committed to providing equitable, inclusive and engaging education opportunities for all of our students.  This commitment is grounded in our shared understanding of developing a school culture where all our students feel understood, valued and respected.

In effort to support our First Nation, Métis and Inuit learners, the RCDSB is committed to supporting the vision as set forth In the Implementation Plan by the Ministry of Education.  In particular, the RCDSB will work towards successfully implementing the following strategies and actions:

Aboriginal Education Colour Wheel

To learn more about each strategy and action plan, click on the following links:

Building Engagement and Awareness

Use of Data to Support Student Achievement

Supporting Students

Supporting Educators

 Artwork by: Dylan Willet of Pikwakanagan


Indigenous People: Role Models for Everyone poster series

 Celebrating National Aboriginal History Month in June is an important tribute to the heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. It is an opportunity to honour the heritage, contributions and cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. It is in this light that RCDSB launches a set of 4 posters honouring the achievements and self-determination of Algonquin people. Each of the posters in the series features three people as role models in 4 different areas: University Graduates, Sportspeople, Health Professions and Visual Artists.

Gayle Bishop, RCDSB Superintendent of Education, has supported and funded this initiative. RCDSB 2013 Graduate Raven Boulanger designed the posters which were then further developed by the Centre for Social and Racial Justice.

National Aboriginal History Month provides an opportunity to recognize not only the historic contributions of Aboriginal peoples to the development of Canada, but also the strength of present-day Aboriginal communities and their promise for the future.

Aboriginal poster series - healthcare Aboriginal poster series - athletics
Aboriginal poster series - university Aboriginal poster series - visual arts

The Ontario First , Métis and Inuit Self Identification Brochure/Policy

FNMI Brochure
Please click the image to see the Self Identification Brochure