Indigenous-Focused Graduation Requirement
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Who: The Ministry of Education and Child Care, students, families, schools
What: Creation of an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement
Why: To meet the Province’s commitment to truth, reconciliation, and anti-racism.
The Ministry of Education and Child Care is creating an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement. This requirement is part of the Province’s commitment to truth, reconciliation and anti-racism. The new Indigenous education graduation requirement is proposed to take effect in the 2023/24 school year. There will be different options to meet this new requirement.
The public provided feedback on:
- Courses to meet the new requirement
- Helpful resources
- Information for students, families and schools
- 5,657 completed surveys completed
- 8 written submissions
- 201 BC First Nations and 39 Métis Chartered Communities were invited to provide feedback
- Engagement materials and invitations were shared with:
- B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres
- Indigenous Employees Network
- Native Education College (Vancouver)
- Virtual engagement sessions were conducted with teachers, students, parent advisory councils, school and district administrators, and post-secondary institutions.
Read the Information Bulletin: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022ECC0048-000971