First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies Curriculum


  • In May 2019, Ontario released the revised First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum for Grades 9–12 for implementation in September 2019. This curriculum will provide opportunities for students to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives, cultures, contributions and histories in areas such as art, literature, law, humanities, politics and history. This suite of ten optional courses offers multiple pathways to postsecondary education.
  • In September 2018, Ontario implemented revised curricula for social studies, Grades 1–6; history and geography, Grades 7 and 8; and Canadian and world studies, Grades 9 and 10, containing new Indigenous content that includes information about residential schools.
  • The province continues to work in collaboration with Indigenous partners to enhance the Ontario curriculum to support mandatory learning about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, cultures, perspectives, and contributions, and about the rights and responsibilities we all have to each other as treaty people.
  • Ontario has designated the first week of November as Treaties Recognition Week ( to promote public education and awareness about treaties and treaty relationships. Students are better able to understand the significance of the treaties as they learn about the shared history of First Nations and non-Indigenous Ontarians throughout the curriculum.