Indigenous Programs and Initiatives

 Our students benefit from the following programs and initiatives offered at our schools:

Visiting Elders and Cultural Teachers Program

The Visiting Elders and Cultural Teachers program supports the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in elementary and secondary schools. Through this program, schools may request financial assistance through a subsidy program to invite local FNMI Elders and cultural teachers into their classrooms to enhance the Ontario curriculum and the school environment. Schools may also request support from the Board's FNMI Learning Coordinator in identifying and working with local Elders and cultural teachers.

Request a Visiting Elder or Cultural Teacher to visit your school.

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit School Within a College
The School Within a College program is a full-time alternative secndary school program designed to help disengaged students, within a minimum of 20 credits, to achieve their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). First Nations Métis, and Inuit School Within a College is designed specifically for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. Coupled with independent work and dual credit classes, students participate in ceremony and learn traditional teachings. The program seeks to help Indigenous students earn their diploma while also helping them further develop and embrace their identity as an Indigenous person. This is done through workshops, community-based activities and classes. For more information, contact the SWAC Learning Coordinator.
A.C. Askew Native Bursary
The A.C. Askew Native Bursary is awarded to a secondary school student of Native origin to encourage that student to remain in school. Native students on the roll of any secondary school of the former London Board of Education are eligible.

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