Self-Identification

WHAT IS VOLUNTARY ABORIGINAL SELF-IDENTIFICATION?

This process provides an opportunity for those of Aboriginal ancestry: First Nation, Métis or Inuit to identify their ancestry to the Board. The information will be used to help determine and improve the achievements and outcomes of students of Aboriginal ancestry. This process is voluntary.

The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board aims to realize the learning aspirations and potential of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (further referred to as Aboriginal) students by focusing on improved programs and services, and building on strong partnerships with Aboriginal parents/guardians and communities within the Board.

All parents/guardians of Aboriginal students, and students where they are 18 years or older, have the right to voluntarily self-identify. The identification, collection and aggregation of student achievement data for Aboriginal students assist in determining the success of programs currently delivered, and provide information for future decision-making surrounding program supports and services required to ensure the success of Aboriginal students.

Definition - Aboriginal identification refers to the definition in the Constitution Act, 1982, Section 35(2), in that “Aboriginal peoples” include “Indian, Inuit and Metis”.

Voluntary, Confidential Aboriginal Self-Identification Form