PDSB opens new Indigenous learning space at former school site

Peel District School Board (PDSB) has opened a new space for Indigenous learning at a former Caledon school site. The Centre for Indigenous Excellence and Land-Based Learning will provide land-based learning opportunities and teach students about Indigenous ways of knowing in a safe and responsive environment. The centre will provide a work site for the Indigenous Education team; serve as an affinity space for Indigenous students; and be used for experiential learning opportunities, reconciliation-focused professional development, and partnership and network building with community and treaty partners. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome Indigenous students, families and community members to a space that honours Indigenous ways of knowing and upholds their inherent rights to their culture,” said PDSB Co-ordinating Leader of Indigenous education Nicole Reynolds. “This is an exciting step the board is taking toward their commitment to reconciliation and educational sovereignty.”