Our Mandate

The Education Department provides technical advisory services and serves as an advocate for the progress, improvement and advancement of First Nations education.

Our Priorities

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.