Diversity and Inclusion Resources

New Westminster Schools is deeply committed to supporting students and staff in our work to become more inclusive – as we celebrate and honour diversity, work to build anti-racism policies and learning into our schools, and aim to remove barriers that some students, families and staff face.

That work crosses many lines, as we look at the various ways people identify: by race, gender, class, sexual orientation and more.

We know these can sometimes be challenging topics to delve into. In this section of our website, our goal is to give you some resources (videos, book suggestions, website links and more) to start to have some of those tough conversations at home. We’ll continue to add to this as we find more resources.

We welcome you to reach out if you have any questions about what you’re hearing, learning about or engaging with, as you explore the resources we’ve shared here:

  • Indigenous Resources
  • Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources
  • SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Resource

For questions or more information, please contact Ravinder Johal, District Principal for Equity and Inclusion: rjohal@sd40.bc.ca.


Resources that cross categories

In an effort to help make finding resources more manageable, we’ve created some specific categories you can search by (above). But there are other resources you may want to check out that cover a broader area. We’ve shared those here:

Highlights at New Westminster School District 40

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