Students representing Indigenous educational institutes across Ontario are meeting for a second day at the Our Community, Our Choice conference in North York, Ont.
It is the first such gathering held to gain input from students to set standards that the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council will use during the accreditation process moving forward. The council (IAESC), a not-for-profit corporation, was created through provincial legislation. It is the accreditation organization for Indigenous institutes to grant certificates, diplomas and degrees.
The goal of the first-ever gathering is to learn from students what an “ideal” post-secondary experience must include. What they value. What they need to fulfill their role in making their families and community the best they can be.