Spero: The largest public school system in Canada decided to remove the word “chief” from job titles to avoid offending indigenous peoples. The Toronto District School Board is in charge of all public English-speaking schools in Canada’s largest city. It is agreeing to recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was created to document past abuses of indigenous children at the hands of Canada’s former residential school system, and to make recommendations for redress.
It is therefore that job titles such as “chief academic officer,” “chief financial officer,” and “chief communications officer” will be given new names, even though though the use of the word “chief” in those instances did not refer to indigenous people. more here