Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusivity
As stewards of Catholic education, we believe in the sacredness of human life.
We recognize that systemic racism impacts the daily lives of our students, staff and families in ways that are unjust and prevalent. We have done some important equity work in LDCSB and we recognize that we have a lot more work to do to eradicate racism.
We will continue our partnership with LUSO Community Services Multicultural Outreach Program which has provided a sustained effort to eliminate hatred, racism and discrimination in our schools and community through cultural competency and sensitivity education, as well as supporting students and staff in navigating difficult conflicts and conversations, and providing important healing and reconciliation for families, students, and the communities in which they live.
We have provided Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs Them: Leadership Skills for Inclusive Schools and Workplaces training for all school and system leaders.
We have continued and will continue to provide Deep Diversity training for various staff groups such as Chaplaincy Leaders, Social Workers, Learning Services (Central Education Staff), Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusivity School Champions.
The Equity Continuum: Action for Critical Transformation in Schools and Classrooms resource that was provided schools will continue to be a resource for schools to use to audit their schools from an anti-racism lens. Through both the School Belonging Plan and the School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being, schools will be asked to identify specific initiatives they will undertake.
Available resources, processes and evidence-informed strategies to foster anti-racism, diversity and inclusivity will be reviewed and recommendations will be made as to where we should invest.
Embedding Anti-Racism, Including Anti-Black Racism, Education into Curriculum
Belonging Week/Anti-Bullying Week
Diversity Minister on Student Councils
Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusivity School Champion
Professional Activity Day on School Improvement
Linking with the Social Justice Department at King’s University College
Continue to Partner with the Diocese