Families, students, staff, and community members are invited to participate in the public engagement process regarding the Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement announced by the Ministry of Education on March 4, 2022. This new requirement is part of the provincial government’s commitment to Truth, Reconciliation and Anti-racism.
Please visit the govTogetherBC website before April 22, 2022 to share your thoughts on the proposed approach for this new requirement.
The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), is implementing the new graduation requirement to ensure students have expanded their knowledge about Indigenous peoples and their perspectives, histories and cultures. This new requirement will take effect for secondary students in the 2023-2024 school year and will ensure that every student graduates from B.C.’s K-12 public school system with completed Indigenous-focused coursework.
The online public engagement process is being implemented to gain feedback on which courses (both existing and future) could meet the new requirement, as well as what resources and additional information students, families and schools may need. The Ministry will also consult with Indigenous communities and K-12 partners through the spring 2022.
Feedback received through this engagement process will inform a finalized implementation plan for the new graduation requirement, which will be made available in August 2022.
You can access the survey at the govTogetherBC website until April 22, 2022.