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Education: News


Please see below for information regarding the health, safety and wellbeing of students and staff. For questions related to First Nation/federally funded schools, please contact

Ontario First Nations Back to School Plans

Read the approach to reopen schools so students can continue learning, supplied by First Nations in Ontario and the Ministry of Education.

COVID-19 school and child care screening

Answer the following questions to help you decide if you should or should not go to school/child care today. Download the COVID-19covid 19 school and child care screening, worker and employee screening, and customer screening to use offline and in other languages:

COVID-19 Pandemic: Return to School Canadian Physical and Health Education Guidelines

The intent of this document highlights Physical and Health Education’s (PHE) core subject matter, health and well-being, as a critical learning opportunity for Canada’s young people as they heal, re-socialize, and adapt in this new learning environment. Specifically, it assists with decision-making and implementation of PHE and health promoting opportunities during class time and physical activity before, throughout, and after the school day.

Guidlines for Re-Entry into the School Setting During the Pandemic: 

These guidelines are provided by the authors as a resource for school district leaders, school administrators and community professionals who work with and support students and their families. They provide recommendations for thoughtful trauma-informed planning to prepare for re-entry back into the school setting during the pandemic. The guidelines are meant to enhance the already existing expertise of professionals for the purpose of streamlining strategic collaboration with multi-disciplinary community partners as part of a whole-community response to the pandemic.

Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant

The Ontario Indigenous Travel Grant can assist you with the cost of travelling between your remote First Nations community to the postsecondary school you are attending. If your spouse or dependent children will be living with you while you are in postsecondary studies, their travel costs can also be considered through this grant. For more information, click Read More. 

Mental Health Support Services and Programs for Students

Mental Health resources for students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Education: Text

To view full media database including news footage and archives of past Chiefs of Ontario articles, click Learn More.

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