All students should know about the history of the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and about Indigenous history, culture, perspectives and experiences.
of elementary schools offer Indigenous education opportunities.
of secondary schools provide professional development for teachers on Indigenous cultures.
of secondary schools have a designated staff member who coordinates Indigenous education.
“We are governed in our approach to reconciliation with this thought: the way that we have all been educated in this country has brought us to where we are today—to a point where the psychological and emotional well-being of Aboriginal children has been harmed, and the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people has been seriously damaged. … but education holds the key to making things better…if we agree on the objective of reconciliation, and agree to work together, the work we do today will immeasurably strengthen the social fabric of Canada tomorrow.”
The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Measuring What Matters and Indigenous education
Dr. Pamela Toulouse explores an Indigenous approach to quality learning environments and the Measuring What Matters competencies/skills.
Indigenous education research
This report uses data from our annual Ontario School Survey to identify and address some of the gaps in Indigenous education in provincially funded schools.
In the news
It has now been seven years since the Truth and Reconciliation Commission delivered its 94 Calls to Action, meant to remedy the ongoing structural legacy of Canada’s residential schools and to advance reconciliation in Canada.
A feature story on Maggie MacDonnell, the keynote speaker at our 2018 annual conference, and the winner of the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in 2017.
People for Education's annual report on Ontario’s schools shows decline in library staff and music teachers; improvements in Indigenous education.