Tungasuvvingat Inuit signs five-year education pact with Ontario

Courtesy: News 1

Hope to the Children.

OTTAWA—By September 2018, all Grade 4 to Grade 10 students at Ontario public schools will learn about Inuit history and culture through a program that’s just one of many to gain a big boost from a five-year agreement that Tungasuvvingat Inuit signed Monday, Nov. 27, in Toronto with Mitzie Hunter, Ontario’s education ministerHeadquartered in Ottawa, TI, which marked its 30th anniversary this year, is now recognized by the province as an Ontario-wide service provider for Inuit, “prominent within the framework of national Inuit organizations.”

And TI also has a data-sharing agreement with the Ontario Ministry of Education, in which they see the test scores for all self-identified Inuit students in Ontario. “So we advocate for more supports, but our problem is that our numbers are low and we are spread out across the province. It’s not just Ottawa. It’s not just Toronto. We are in many little towns and many little school boards. But the kids still need to self-identify when they’re being registered to get supports,” Etitiq said.

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