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

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

Understanding and opportunities: the diversity and inclusion review

Key findings and recommendations from our justice, equity, diversity and inclusion consultants. more

Good Things are Happening: 2020-21 in review

Good Things are Happening: 2020-21 in review

It was a remarkable year, to say the least. Take a few minutes to see all we were able to achieve together. more

Outdoor Covered Play and Learning Centres at four schools

Outdoor Covered Play and Learning Centres at four schools

These new spaces are immediately providing students and staff greater ability to learn outside ... and they're a great long-term investment in supporting our schools. more

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