NL announces mandatory NL studies course for 2027

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that the Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 2205 high school elective course will become a required course for students beginning high school in September 2027. The course will cover the province’s history, culture, and heritage. The NL Department of Education will begin consultations with Indigenous Governments and Organizations to ensure that the province’s Indigenous heritage is properly included. “The final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission called on governments to ensure historical and contemporary contributions are part of changes in the curricula to accurately capture the perspective of Indigenous Peoples, said Minister of Labrador Affairs and Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation Lisa Dempster. “[R]evising the Newfoundland and Labrador Studies course is an important step towards advancing Reconciliation.”