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Survey Update – Indigenous Status Print or save as PDF

What is changing?

We have revised the wording found within OurSCHOOL from Aboriginal to Indigenous to more accurately and inclusively reflect this demographic.

Why the change?

Indigenous is a broad term that encompasses Aboriginal, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and better reflects the terminology used within Canada. 

There is a general trend in Canada towards usage of the term, including agencies within the Government of Canada such as Statistics Canada and Indigenous Services Canada. The governments of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador and Prince Edward Island currently use Indigenous.

The updated OurSCHOOL wording was informed by investigations into current practices across Canada, and discussions and consultation with First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.

What does this mean for you?

If you include the Indigenous status item on your survey, students will see the following updated  questions:

  Original Revised
Elementary   

Are you an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

a) Yes 
b) No
c) I prefer not to respond

Are you an Indigenous person, that is, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

a) Yes 
b) No
c) I prefer not to respond

Secondary   

Do you consider yourself to be an Aboriginal person, that is, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

a) Yes 
b) No
c) I prefer not to respond

Do you consider yourself to be an Indigenous person, that is, First Nations, Métis, or Inuit?

a) Yes 
b) No
c) I prefer not to respond

 

This update also affects specific response options within the OurSCHOOL Bullying and Exclusion measure. For further information, please contact your Account Success Manager directly or email support@thelearningbar.com.

 

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