Toronto School District: No Use of ‘Chief’ Name in Job Titles to Avoid Offending People

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To avoid offending people, particularly Native Americans, the Toronto School District Board decided to replace “chief” in job titles, without any complaint to start the change:

The district will proceed with the move even though, according to district spokesman Ryan Bird, no Indigenous people have requested such changes be made.

The decision was made “in the spirit” of the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which dealt with the legacy of the Indian residential school system.