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Voluntary Self-Identification for Indigenous Students

Learn more about voluntary self-identification for Indigenous students:

Why is it Important to Self-Identify?

Self-identification directs the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) in providing culturally relevant programming and services for indigenous students.​

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

  • Help fulfill 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-identification 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, submit the Self-Identification Form​ to your school Guidance Counsellor.