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Survey: Diversity and Inclusion

Almost a year ago the Board of Education made a commitment to engage in developing a stronger mandate around anti-racism – through both policy and learning opportunities.

This work is happening under the leadership of Ravinder Johal, our District Principal for Equity and Inclusion, leaning on our Anti-Racism Advisory Committee. Rav has also been working with a small consulting group who specializes in this area: Bakau Consulting. The Bakau team will be doing a few things for us, including reviewing policy, hosting a selection of small focus groups, delivering and analyzing both a staff and a student, parent and community survey, and supporting the later development of a Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) Framework.

And now the ask: we need to hear from you … parents, students, caregivers and community members! 

Bakau Consulting has set up an anonymous survey to help us better understand the experiences you and/or your children may have, your perception of what’s happening within our schools, and more general thoughts on what you think is working and where there are opportunities to do more.

There are no wrong answers. The responses are anonymous. And the Bakau team will be the only ones accessing raw data and the survey back-end, as they will collect and report back the findings to us.

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. This will inform policy and learning moving forward, so your input really matters!

Complete the survey here: New Westminster Schools’ Diversity and Inclusion Survey
*This survey NOW EXTENDED to Friday May 21, 2021

Parents and caregivers: if you would like to share this survey link with your children and/or walk through it with them, to help add their thoughts to the data we’re collecting, you can use the above link more than once.

Thank you again for taking your time to help us learn, as you share your reflections and experiences in this confidential survey!