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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Voluntary Self-Identification for Indigenous Students


Why is it important to Self-Identify?

Self-identication directs TCDSB in providing culturally relevant programming and services for indigenous students.


It also allows us to meet the following objectives for indigenous students:

  • help fulll the personal and academic goals of each student;
  • expands and improves current programs and services;
  • develop new strategies to meet the needs of Indigenous students; and
  • connect with academic and school supports dedicated to the needs of Indigenous students.

Gathered self-identication information is used for statistical purposes:

  • cultural relevant recourses (i.e., Elder and Knowledge Keeper)

  • summer work experience

  • employment opportunities 

  • dedicated grants and bursaries

  • funding requests

  • ministry reporting


    To self-identify click here for a self-identification form to submit to your school Guidance Counsellor. 


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