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Indigenous Schools

Kâpapâmahchakwêw - Wandering Spirit School

Kâpapâmahchakwêw - Wandering Spirit School is a K-12 School that provides an Indigenous focused education. It provides opportunities for students to be immersed in Indigenous cultural traditions in a caring environment that affirms students’ lived experiences within a circle of care that include families, caregivers, community, staff and students themselves.  Kâpapâmahchakwêw Secondary School  is an academic pathway that supports students through their journey to post-secondary education, offering Anishinaabemowin Language, as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit courses. 

For more information on Kâpapâmahchakwêw - Wandering Spirit School and the programs and courses offered, and how to register contact Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School of Toronto or call the school at 416-393-0555.

Centering Indigenous Ways of Knowing Across the Board

Kapapamahchakwew - Wandering Spirit School and the Urban Indigenous Education Centre are not the only spaces doing work to advance the Indigenous ways of being and knowing. The following schools deserve special acknowledgement for their work in supporting Indigenous Education:

Eastview Jr. Public School is a Junior public school providing instruction from Junior Kindergarten to 8 and is located in the vicinity of Kingston Road and Lawrence Avenue in Scarborough. Eastview has a large community of indigenous children and has been a leader in developing First Nations, Métis and Inuit education programs in an urban setting. Eastview Jr. Public School offers First Nations, Métis and Inuit studies across the curriculum through specific programs and support initiatives such as the Native Second Language Program from Grade 4 to Grade 8 (Ojibwe) and a Cultures and Traditions Program for all students. For more information about the school and the programs offered contact Eastview Jr. Public School.

Riverdale Collegiate Institute is the only Secondary school in the Toronto District School Board that offers the Native Second Language Program at all four language levels. Riverdale works with a high proportion of Indigenous students and has many special supports for Indigenous youth. For more information about the school and the programs offered click on Riverdale Collegiate Institute

Native Learning Centres - East and Downtown

The Native Learning Centres are alternative high schools for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students ages 15-21 that centre traditional Indigenous cultural teachings into the day-to-day learning environment. Students work towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma under the guidance of teachers while taking advantage of a cultural program that is offered through Anishinaabemowin Language, First Nations, Métis and Inuit courses, and community partnerships. Native Learning Centres offer continuous intake for students who self-identify as indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and are between the ages of 15-20. The NLC-E offers courses from Grades 9-12 at all program levels.

For more detailed information, please call 416-393-9600.