Do you self-identify as an Indigenous person?

Humber College is committed to providing quality academic programs and student support services that support Indigenous student success, including academic programs, admission policies, student success support, and regional community engagement. Recognizing terms that are specific and traditional to Indigenous communities are preferred, we adopt the term "Indigenous" to refer inclusively to members of First Nation (status and non-status) treaty and non-treaty Indians, Metis, and Inuit peoples, as well as Indigenous learners who are members of international Indigenous nations (such as the Maori in New Zealand, or the Ainu in Japan). We are interested in acknowledging not only your identity as an Indigenous learner but also the uniqueness of your community.

If you're an Indigenous student, we encourage you to self-identify.

Why is self-identification important?

Self-identification is important because it allows Indigenous Education and Engagement (IE&E) to connect with Indigenous students to determine if they need any additional services and to advise them of bursaries, training, or cultural support. By self-identifying, you will be connected with Indigenous staff and advisors right from the beginning of your application process. Our team will help support you and transition you through the admission/application process and guide you throughout your learning journey until your eventual successful completion. The benefits to self-identifying as an Indigenous person include access to tools and resources, increased knowledge about Indigenous practices, invitations to programming activities and events offered by IE&E, as well as building a sense of community and pride.

What are the benefits of self-identifying?

By voluntarily self-identifying in this form, you will have opportunities to learn about and gain access to:
  • Beading Workshops, traditional teachings, and many more cultural activities
  • Targeted Indigenous bursaries and scholarships, both internal and external
  • Off-campus excursions (pow wows, conferences, and community gatherings)
  • Connect with other Indigenous learners and external community members and participate in our annual Indigenous Knowledges Gathering
  • Exciting professional development opportunities including a chance to participate in our innovative paid work-integrated learning program
  • Share an amazing meal while celebrating the success of fellow Indigenous students through our Annual Indigenous Awards Gala
  • Programs and services that help you succeed, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually
Who will have access to my self-identification information?

All student information collected is legally protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Indigenous Education & Engagement, Institutional Planning and Analysis, and Financial Aid would have access to this information for informational and statistical purposes.

Humber College uses the information in a variety of ways:
  • Humber uses this information to guide the college in its commitment to: provide culturally relevant programming and services; empower Indigenous student success, socially, culturally, academically, and spiritually; expand and improve current programs and services; and, to develop new strategies to meet the needs of Indigenous learners, families, and communities.
  • Humber adds your contact information to the IE&E confidential communication database, which will allow you to receive timely messages regarding important dates and events offered in our centres and the community, as well as information on bursary or scholarship opportunities.
  • Humber also uses the information to report on annual goals related to Indigenous education to the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) Board of Governors, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and/or the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). The information shared with these organizations is always anonymous and never includes private information.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Individual Privacy:
In accordance with Section 39 (2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F. 31, this is to advise you that the personal information on this form is collected under the legal authority of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act, 2002 and may be used and/or disclosed for administrative, statistical and/or research purposes of the College and/or the ministries and agencies of the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information by the College, please contact the Associate Vice President, Administrative Services, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, ON Canada M9W 5L7 416-675-6622.

If there are any other questions, contact the Indigenous Education & Engagement Department at 416-675-6622 ext. 5424 or indigenous@humber.ca.

Question 1

I have read the above questions and hereby consent to the use of this information for the primary purposes to connect me with relevant Indigenous Education and Engagement programs and services within Humber College.