Voluntary and confidential self-identification for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students
Self-identification procedureFor students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must identify on behalf of the student. For students 18 years of age and older, the student can choose to self-identify. Proof of ancestry is not required for the purpose of voluntary and confidential self-identification.
When you self-identify, the information is maintained in the student’s Ontario Student Records (OSR) confidential file at their school. The information is available to your child’s teacher and principal so that enhanced programming, support, and opportunities can be provided for your child.
What happens to the information?
As part of Indigenous education programming, the OCSB will: