Most schools are part of a system of school boards – sometimes, to have impact beyond your individual school, you might want to reach out to the members (called trustees) of your school board. For a complete list of the school boards in each province and territory check out our Resources.

Provincial and territorial governments are in charge of non-Indigenous schools, but most day-to-day decisions are made by the school boards (decisions like implementing the curriculum, making hiring and firing decisions, and planning when and how money should be spent on schools).

Decisions about education funding for Indigenous schools are made by the Government of Canada. For all other decisions about schools, like hiring teachers and what should be in the curriculum, a growing number of schools are managed by Indigenous communities and nations themselves.