Toronto District School Board to remove 'chief' from all job titles

Being replaced with terms like 'manager,' 'executive officer'
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 10/13/2017
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The Toronto District School Board says it has been working on removing the term from job titles for a few years, and is close to eliminating it completely. Google Street View

TORONTO (CP) — Canada's largest school board says it is phasing out the word ``chief'' from senior staff's job titles out of respect for Indigenous peoples.

The Toronto District School Board says it has been working on removing the term from job titles for a few years, and is close to eliminating it completely.

The board says the word ``chief'' doesn't accurately represent the jobs it's used to describe, and is being replaced with terms like ``manager'' and ``executive officer''.

For instance, the title chief of social work is now the manager of social work.

The board says the word ``chief'' has also been used in a negative way in the past.

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