Indigenous Education Council

OCAD University’s Indigenous Education Council (IEC) (formerly Aboriginal Education Council) was established in 2008 with a mandate to make recommendations and share strategies that will provide direction and guidance in the ongoing development, maintenance and implementation of Indigenous-related initiatives and programming. The IEC is made up of volunteer members that represent the interests and concerns of the internal and broader Indigenous community. The Council identifies, facilitates and strengthens collaboration and partnership with Indigenous communities, public sector bodies and other relevant stakeholders.

The IEC is recognized as the principal advisory body that has an effective role in decision-making with respect to issues related to Indigenous post-secondary education at OCAD University. The Indigenous Education Council promotes, guides and oversees the implementation of Principal 1 and Priority 1 of the Academic Plan and the Recommendations from the Provost's Taskforce on Indigenous Learning.

View the Indigenous Education Council’s Terms of Reference here (PDF).

Council Meetings

The Indigenous Education Council currently meets three (3) times annually.

The next meeting is TBD


2019/2020 Membership (coming soon).


If you have questions about the Indigenous Education Council, please contact:
Natalie Nanton at or 416.977.6000 Ext.2856
Honeida Salih at or 416.977.6000 Ext.322