Executive summary

Building bridges to success for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students: guide to developing policies for voluntary, confidential Indigenous student self-identification offers guidelines to school boards on the creation of voluntary, confidential Indigenous student self-identification policies within their school board.

School boards can use these guidelines to develop policies so Indigenous parents and/or guardians, and Indigenous students who are 18 years old or older and attend publicly funded schools can identify as First Nation, Métis and/or Inuit. Self-identifying is voluntary and confidential.

This resource includes:

  • background information
  • a recommended process
  • case studies
  • practical tools
  • reference information

The information helps school boards target programs and supports for Indigenous students and enables them to focus their efforts on student achievement.

Contact us

For more information, contact the Indigenous Education Office at:
Ministry of Education
Indigenous Education Office
315 Front Street West, 9th Floor
Toronto, ON
M7A 0B8