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New Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement: details and survey

As part of the Province of British Columbia’s commitments to truth, reconciliation and anti-racism, the Ministry of Education will be implementing an Indigenous-focused graduation requirement for all students. The proposed model for the new requirement would allow secondary students to meet the requirement through a variety of existing and new course options, beginning in the 2023-24 school year.

*Carving by Xwalacktun and his son, James Harry, an NWSS grad

The Ministry is seeking feedback – including from students, families, staff and all other community members – as part of their process. There is a survey available here, that will be open until April 22, 2022:

We do want to note: this is a separate survey from the 2022-23 Budget Consultation Survey that you received earlier this week. We appreciate the value of your time, and thank those of you who are able to participate in one or both of these surveys.

For those seeking more information, the Ministry has also created a high-level summary of the proposed new requirement, and a more detailed overview of the Indigenous-Focused Grad Requirement.

We encourage you to participate in this survey from the Ministry of Education, as this is an important step that will support the journey towards reconciliation.