The Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement is a collaborative partnership to increase the academic and personal success of all students of Indigenous ancestry in the North Vancouver School District. This partnership includes the Skwxwú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh, and Métis Nations, all other Aboriginal peoples residing in North Vancouver, the North Vancouver School District, and the Ministry of Education.
This five-year agreement, extending from June 30, 2016 to June 30, 2021, recognizes both shared and individual areas of responsibility among schools, teachers, parents/caregivers, communities, and government bodies to meet the educational needs of students of Indigenous ancestry.
The North Vancouver School District acknowledges and honours the history and culture of the Skwxwú7mesh and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in whose territory we reside. Commonly held values of mutual respect, collaboration, consensus building and inclusion, together with a continual focus on the goals and strategies that will lead to positive student growth and school success, informed the extensive consultation process that produced the third Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, 2016-2021.
It is the pledge of all stakeholders:
To continue to work in partnership
To share decision-making and goal setting, and
To develop and implement appropriate and strategic programs and initiatives for the benefit of all students of Indigenous ancestry.
Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2006-2011
Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement 2011-2016