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Schools & Child Care

First Nations Metis and Inuit

First Nations, Metis and Inuit parents, students, and staff can provide valuable insight on what works well and where improvements can be made to support Indigenous health and well-being in schools. They have a wealth of culture and history. Their perspective can enrich the whole school community, build awareness and support school improvement strategies. We encourage School communities to increase their own awareness of FNMI culture and history.

To support Indigenous education, the Ministry of Education has produced a “First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework”. They have identified three goals for Indigenous students:  high level of student achievement, reduce gaps in student achievement, and high level of public confidence. For more information, visit


The “Culture Card – A Guide to Build Cultural Awareness” was produced by the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC). For more information, contact BANAC at

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