Aboriginal Education Awareness Month 



The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) is pleased to honour and celebrate the contributions of First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples in Canada during Aboriginal Education Awareness Month in April.

The events and activities across HCDSB recognize Aboriginal perspectives, cultures, and the entwined histories of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.​​​​​​​

For more information on the Halton Catholic District School Board's commitment to Aboriginal education, please visit our
First Nation, Métis, Inuit Education page.

Background

The Halton Catholic District School Board is committed to providing equitable, and inclusive programs, and services that address the shared histories, cultures, and perspectives of the First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Canada.

Each year, we encourage staff, and students to take part in activities, and learning opportunities that address the diverse nature of our Halton community.

We look for opportunities to raise awareness of the current realities of Aboriginal peoples, and to enhance intercultural understanding, by providing culturally-accurate information from an Aboriginal perspective.

As a Catholic school system, we focus on Achieving, Believing and Belonging. And while each is a priority, we place a very strong emphasis on Belonging. Aboriginal Education Awareness Month enables our Board to strengthen, and build long-lasting relationships with members of our community. We do this because we know that true community both requires, and creates a sense of belonging. By doing so, we hope to increase student engagement, create positive school climates, and provide every student with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

External resources on Aboriginal Education Awareness Month can be found here: hcdsbnativepeoples.weebly.com​.

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