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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Information Session

Gathering of Nations Summer Camp 

  • April 15 5:30-7PM
  • At Catholic Education Centre
  • Michael Cornacchia Room, 2nd Floor
  • 80 Sheppard Avenue East


To provide Indigenous students and those Indigenous students who are considered at-risk with Secondary School credit courses in a safe and caring environment based on the philosophies, aesthetics, and worldviews of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The Indigenous Education Department of Toronto Catholic District School Board is proud to continue the 2nd year of The Gathering of Nations Summer Camp for Indigenous Students. Students benefit from taking a summer online Grade 10 credited course – First Nation, Metis and Inuit in Canada (NAC 20) - while attending a summer camp in Muskoka that connects to Indigenous cultures and to the land?
Gathering of Nations Summer Camp includes:
  • All expenses paid trip including room and board, transportation, supplies, use of a lap top, and over 90 sports and activities to choose from at Olympia Sports Camp.
  • First Nation Elder Clayton Shirt and a Female Elder to advise and share teachings, Sun Rise ceremonies, First Nation, Metis and Inuit workshops, art, Pow Wow, sacred medicines, 7 grandfather teachings, and much more.
  • Receive a grade 10 high school history credit First Nation, Metis and Inuit in Canada NAC 20 - that combines Literacy, Technology and Art (written and visual expression), through a land based philosophy.
  • 5 spots are available for Grade 9, 10 and 11 students
Goals & Objectives
  1. To incorporate the Directional Model of Teaching Art /DMOTA - that is based on the Ojibwe Medicine Wheel into student learning;
  2. To use concepts of visual literacy in describing their activities and their surroundings;
  3. To use concepts of verbal literacy in applying critical analysis process to their works studied;
  4. To expand students’ understanding and pride in their culture and the contributions they make to society;
  5. To enhance students’ feeling of acceptance and belonging in their school and communities;
  6. To build the confidence, skills and capacity of students to serve and lead in their school and communities;
  7. To allow students to explore new opportunities for cultural and traditional learning;
  8. To investigate the effectiveness of teaching Indigenous courses and perspectives in the classroom.

Please click here to download Gathering of Nations Summer Camp flyer.


Gathering of Nations Summer Camp 2019 Year 2