How to foster meaningful relationships between Indigenous families and schools

January 23, 2020

Dr. Emily Milne, assistant professor in sociology, presents an ongoing initiative in partnership with 31 schools and principals.

Canadian educational mandates have placed increasing emphasis on the role that parents play in children’s education, and this is supported by research showing a strong connection between parent involvement and students’ educational success. In September 2019, Quality Standards applying to educators, administrators and superintendents were implemented in Alberta, calling for school personnel to provide “opportunities for parents/guardians, as partners in education, to support student learning” (Alberta Government, 2018). For many Indigenous families in Canada, however, legacies of residential schooling and other negative school experiences have contributed to a disconnection between home and school.

How can meaningful relationships between Indigenous families and schools be fostered, in a way that promotes “parents as partners”?

This presentation describes an ongoing initiative in partnership with 31 schools and principals in one Alberta school board, and also provides an overview of activities and learnings to date as well as future considerations. 


Bachelor of Arts | Sociology
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Event Details

Date January 23, 2020
Start Time 12:30 p.m.
End Time 1:50 p.m.
Location 9-201
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Shelley Boulianne
Contact Phone 780-633-3243
Contact Email bouliannes@macewan.ca