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Date: November 6, 2017

Memorandum to: Directors of Education

From: Taunya Paquette
Director
Indigenous Education Office

Subject: Indigenous Education: 2017-2018 Board Action Plans

Further to the August 15, 2017 memorandum on the final templates for the development of 2017-2018 Board Action Plan (BAP) on Indigenous Education and the exception application form for board Indigenous Education leads.

The Ministry would like to take this opportunity to clarify and confirm some details in relation to the BAPs.

As indicated in the 2017-18 Grant for Student Needs (GSN) B-memo, the ministry is enveloping the Per-Pupil Amount (PPA) of the Indigenous Education Grant to ensure this funding is used to support programs and initiatives aimed at improving Indigenous student achievement and well-being and increasing all students knowledge and awareness of First Nation, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures and perspectives.

Part of the 2017-2018 BAP template requires boards to insert funding allocations. Currently, the template indicates that section 18.3.7 represents the Total Indigenous Education Allocation for the Per Pupil Amount (PPA). Please note the following correction:

  • Section 18.3.7 of the BAP funding allocation charts should be replaced with Section 18.3.8
    • Section 18.3.8 represents the Total Indigenous Education Allocation for the PPA.
  • Identification of unspent 2016/17 BAP funding in the funding allocation section (page 2 of the BAP template).
Section 18 – Indigenous Education Grant
(18.3.8) PPA Amount = Total Allocation
[previously 18.3.7]
$
18.3.9 Board Action Plan Amount $
Indigenous Languages $
Indigenous Studies $


Total Amount for BAP

(18.3.8) PPA Amount = Total Allocation:
[previously 18.3.7]
  • minus Dedicated Position Amount 
  • minus additional Indigenous Education Staff funded through PPA

$

$
18.3.9 Board Action Plan Amount $
Unspent PPA Amount from 2016-2017 $
Unspent BAP Amount from 2016-2017 $
Indigenous Languages/Studies
As Applicable
$

Additional Board Funding –
As Applicable (e.g. Collaborative Inquiry, Student Success Initiative etc.)

$
Total amount for 2017-2018 BAP $

We kindly ask that your 2017-2018 BAPs reflect these changes. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Boards will continue to be required to spend at least $84,083.77 in 2017-18 on a dedicated Indigenous Education Lead (Lead). Any remaining funds in the PPA must be used to support the implementation of the Framework through the Board Action Plan on Indigenous Education.

Please note that boards are required to carry over unspent BAP funding from 2016-2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Feasby, Manager, Indigenous Education Office, at 416-314-8946 or at Jennifer.Feasby@Ontario.ca or your Regional Education Office for Indigenous Education.

Thank you for your continued dedication as we move forward together.

Taunya Paquette

cc. Indigenous Education Board Leads
Denise Dwyer, Assistant Deputy Minister, Indigenous Education and Well-Being Division
Denys Giguère, Assistant Deputy Minister, French-Language Teaching, Learning and Achievement Division
Jennifer Feasby, Manager, Education Policy and Programs
Indigenous Education Office Education Officers