Our Board passed its voluntary Indigenous self-identification policy in March 2007. Since September 2007, we have seen a steady increase in Indigenous students who voluntarily self-identify. In September 2017, over 1500 Indigenous students and parents voluntarily self-identified. In an effort to support and ensure continued success, the Board invited employees to also participate in this voluntary self-identification. The Board believes that Indigenous staff could act as mentors, share their Indigenous culture and help foster an environment where Indigenous students can reach a high level of achievement.

English Language Learners (ELL)

Algoma District School Board continues to welcome new English Language Learners (ELL) into our elementary and secondary schools, most recently from countries including China, Angola, Syria, Italy, Ethiopia, the Philippines and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

NOMA Conference

“You can’t hold the math in your mind until you hold the math in your hands,” Dr. Lisa Lunney Borden, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia.

Truth and Reconciliation:
David Bouchard

Together, we share the responsibility of explaining our shared history to our youth.

Truth and Reconciliation:
Dr. Niigaan Sinclair

Learn more about Dr. Niigaan Sinclair’s father (Justice Murray Sinclair) and his grandfather and how they impacted Niigaan’s understanding of Truth and Reconciliation.

Raise the Bar: Intramurals for all

According to Raise the Bar, only 20 – 25% of the student population at most schools plays on a school team. Find out how we are working to change that.

ADSB Students are Social Changemakers

Find out how our students are taking on leadership roles to help create safer and more inclusive schools and communities.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous rights history. It covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.