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FNMI Education Resources and Professional Learning Opportunities

ETFO women attend an FNMI educational opportunity

Here is a comprehensive list of ETFO's First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) education resources and professional learning opportunities.

ETFO Professional Learning Events

Various FNMI events take place during the school year. Visit the Upcoming Professional Learning Events page regularly to see what new opportunities are available.

ETFO Equity Workshops 2017-2018

This program offers workshops at the local level on a wide range of equity-related themes. The workshop flyer was distributed to local leaders at the September 2017 Leadership Training. Equity Workshop Incentive Funding of a maximum of $300 per local is offered for 20 locals to encourage equity workshop presentations for members.  A minimum of 15 participants is required to run the workshop.

There are two Indigenous Education workshops available. Note that the titles will be updated to reflect language: Deconstructing Stereotypes of Indigenous Peoples and Engaging with Indigenous Families and Communities. For more information on these workshops available to ETFO Locals, please visit the Equity Workshops 2017-2018 page

ETFO Additional Qualifications (AQ) Online Courses

Our AQ courses are respectful of teacher professional judgement and honour adult learning principles. ETFO AQ courses provide for a superior learning experience, they are also less expensive than those offered by other providers. We are committed to making professional learning affordable for all teachers in Ontario.

ETFO AQ courses meet the guidelines set out by the Ontario College of Teachers and are accredited by the College. A couple of courses you may be interested in include: Teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit Children and we also have a new course called Teaching LGBTQ Students. For more information on all the ETFO AQ courses and registration, visit www.etfo-aq.ca.

ETFO FNMI Online Book Clubs

There are two online book clubs for members to participate in:

  1. Perspectives and the Truth and Reconciliation
  2. Cultural Connections

They are free and run at different times during the school year. Once registration opens for an upcoming book club, information will be found on the ETFO home page and in the eNewsletter.

ETFO FNMI Online Resources

There are several different resources on ETFO's Spirit Horse webpage, including the following:

  1. FNMI Literacy Growth Chart
  2. FNMI Literacy Growth Chart Literacy Prompts
  3. Statement Poster
  4. FNMI Women Poster
  5. FNMI Brochure
  6. TRC Webinars (two one-hour webinars on Truth and Reconciliation)

These resources can be found online at www.spirithorse.ca in the FNMI Resource section.

FNMI Ed BCC Email List

If you are interested in receiving monthly emails on new resources and professional learning opportunities (within and outside ETFO), please email Rachel Mishenene at rmishenene@etfo.org with the subject line “add me to list”.

ShopETFO – FNMI Resources

There are a few hard copy resources available for purchase through shopETFO.

  1. First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education: Engaging Learners Through Play (2017)
  2. Aboriginal History and Realities in Canada (2014)
  3. FNMI Statement poster (acknowledgement of land)
  4. Growth Chart poster

For more details or to order visit shopETFO.