Aboriginal Education Strategy

First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework

The new First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework is a key part of the strategy.

The framework includes approaches for schools and school boards that will:

  • boost Aboriginal student achievement,
  • help close the gap in achievement between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, and
  • increase public confidence in publicly funded education.

How the framework will help make a difference

  • increasing the number of Aboriginal staff working in school boards,
  • improving students' literacy and numeracy skills,
  • training teachers in teaching methods that are appropriate for Aboriginal students, and
  • encouraging more parents to get involved in their children's education or school.

The framework also sets out strategies to integrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, histories and perspectives throughout the Ontario curriculum. This will increase knowledge and awareness among all students.

The elementary and secondary curriculums are continually reviewed and revised to incorporate Aboriginal perspectives where appropriate in each grade.

Released in January 2007, the framework is the foundation for delivering quality education to First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in provincially funded schools in Ontario.

Nearly 500 people from school boards, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and other education partners provided feedback on the framework through consultations held from May-October 2006.

For more information, contact the Aboriginal Education Office at:

Aboriginal Education Office
900 Bay Street, 12th Floor, Mowat Block
Toronto, ON M7A 1L2
General Inquiries: 416-326-3561