The Vancouver Board of Education, the Aboriginal Communities and
the Ministry of Education continue to work together to improve the
educational experiences for Indigenous students.
Together we have created the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement - 2016 to 2021 that
embodies the shared visions and commitment of all participating parties
to the success of Indigenous students in the following areas:
- Mastery of skills
- Culture and community
As well, students have the opportunity to obtain additional support provided by the district’s Indigenous Programs and Services .
Indigenous Program and Services are delivered to enhance the
student’s educational experiences which align with the above stated goal
areas of the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement.
The programs and services are
available throughout the school year to elementary, secondary and
alternative program students for who have identified or have had
parent/guardians identify them as having Aboriginal ancestry (First
Nations, status and non-status, Métis, and Inuit) on the school
The Vancouver Board of Education offers these additional services in a variety of ways:
services provided by an Indigenous Education Enhancement Worker or Indigenous Education Enhancement Teacher, which may include cultural,
academic, social and emotional support, parent liaison and advocacy
- District-wide cultural projects, resources, leadership opportunities, and celebrations
- School based cultural programs and/or courses
All VSB students participate in a variety of cultural projects offered throughout the district.Here is a list of events.
Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement