Indigenous Education Strategy


Ontario's Indigenous Education Strategy is supporting First Nation, Métis and Inuit students to achieve their full potential. The Ministry of Education is committed to improving Indigenous education in Ontario, improving student achievement and well-being, and closing the achievement gap between Indigenous students and all students.

This strategy has been designed to improve opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about Indigenous histories, cultures and perspectives.




Reciprocal Education Approach (REA)

The REA is designed to put the learning needs of First Nation students first, by improving access to education in Ontario.

Through the REA, eligible First Nation students and their families will be supported by a consistent and transparent process when choosing where they wish to study – whether it be at a provincially-funded school, or a First Nation-operated or federally-operated school.

This approach was developed in partnership with First Nations and school boards and comes into effect on September 1, 2019.

Winter 2018 Progress Report

Summer 2013 Progress Report

Fall 2009 Progress Report

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