Learn more below about the process and importance of voluntary self-identification for Indigenous students.
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.
Expand and improve current programs and services.
Develop new strategies to meet the needs of Indigenous students.
Connect with academic and school supports dedicated to the needs of Indigenous students.
Gathered self-identification information is used for statistical purposes:
Culturally relevant recourses (i.e., Elder and Knowledge Keeper)
Summer work experience
Dedicated grants and bursaries
To self-identify, submit the Self-Identification Form to your school Guidance Counsellor.