The Education Department provides technical advisory services and serves as an advocate for the progress, improvement and advancement of First Nations education.
NSTC ensures First Nations have a voice within the elementary, secondary and post-secondary school systems;
NSTC serves on various advisory committees to ensure elementary, secondary and post-secondary institutions provide culturally responsive curriculum and support services for First Nations students;
NSTC works with external governments and political agencies to ensure NSTC First Nations education needs are advocated for and reflected in policies and funding opportunities;
NSTC provides on-going communication, networking opportunities and special project development (such as workshops, conference and/or training opportunities).
Aboriginal Advisory Committees
NSTC Education Program Manager sits on the following advisory committees:
Post-Secondary: Laurentian University Native Education Council (LUNEC); Queens University Manitoulin-North Shore Program Management Committee, Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP); Sault College Board of Governor and Native Education and Training Council (NETC) Chair; and Algoma University Anishinaabe Peoples’ Council, (APC).
Elementary/Secondary: Joint Algoma District School Board (ADSB) and Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB), Aboriginal Education Committee (AEC), Special Education Advisory Committees (SEAC) for both Boards and ADSB Mental Health Committee.
Early Learning: Sudbury/Manitoulin Aboriginal Advisory Committee – Early Childhood Development.