School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) offers enhancement programs to all students of Aboriginal Ancestry: First Nations, Inuit, and Metis.  In addition, Aboriginal Programs provide opportunities for all schools and students to enhance their understanding of Aboriginal culture.

Aboriginal Program goals served through School District No. 85 are:

  • The recognition and honoring of Aboriginal culture, history and values;
  • To increase the level of academic success for our students;
  • Inclusion of Aboriginal content in all subject areas and at all grade levels; and
  • To work together to foster success for Aboriginal students through relationship building and partnerships with parents, families, and communities.
  • All partners are committed to providing Aboriginal Students with a high level of support and resources that encourage Language Revitalization.

Critical Thinking Pilot Project with Simon Fraser University & Queensland University