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Indigenous engagement

Indigenous parents, students, and employees can provide valuable insight on what works well and where improvements can be made to support Indigenous health and well-being in schools. Their perspective can enrich the whole school community, support academic success, and contribute to school improvement strategies. We encourage school communities to increase employee and student awareness of Indigenous culture, history, and the impact of colonization and to commit to the provision of safe and healing environments for Indigenous students, families and staff.

More information about Indigenous education in Ontario can be found online, via the Ministry of Education.

Additional Resources

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

Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin - Honouring Indigenous wellness through culturally grounded, collaborative, primary care to residents of North Simcoe and Muskoka (Barrie, Orillia, Beausoleil Family Health Centre).

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation 

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