Kwe! Taanshi! Ainngai! Hello! Bonjour! The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) is  committed to working with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) community members in the Ottawa-Gatineau region to ensure that FNMI students have opportunities and resources to achieve academic success and to further their personal well-being. In addition, it is our goal to improve educational outcomes for all of our students by ensuring that they leave secondary school with a complete and authentic understanding of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit histories, traditions, and contemporary realities.

The OCDSB FNMI Education team works with students, schools and community partners to:

- forge strong relationships between OCDSB schools and staff and FNMI communities in Ottawa;
promote FNMI perspectives as part of daily school life, across the curriculum and throughout the school year;
support programming for learning and leadership specific to FNMI students in grades K-12; and
create school spaces that are inclusive of and responsive to FNMI students, their families, and their cultures.



Interested in learning more? Select one of the four quadrants below!

Community Partners Voluntary Self-Identification
Programs and Resources Aboriginal Learning Center

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For more information about the OCDSB’s commitment to Aboriginal Education programming, please contact:


·      Dorothy Baker, Superintendent of Instruction, at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8818

·      Nancy Henry, Instructional Coach, FNMI Education at (613) 596-8211 Ext. 8159


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