Diversity at SNCDSB
What is diversity?
Diversity includes the acceptance and respect of various dimensions including race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, age, physical abilities, political beliefs, or other ideologies. (Canadian Race Relations Foundation, 2015)
What is Inclusion?
The extent to which diverse members of a group feel valued and respected.
One step to being inclusive is to use inclusive language. The Canadian Race Relations Foundation defines this as: The deliberate selection of vocabulary that avoids explicit or implicit exclusion of particular groups and that avoids the use of false generic terms, usually with reference to gender.
Here is a link to a glossary of terms provided by the CRRF. If you’re ever unsure of the proper language to use, refer to this list! It provides information on different terms and whether or not they are considered appropriate or derogatory.
At Superior North Catholic District School Board we value and respect each child’s diversity and go out of our way to make each child feel part of our school family.
Here are some submissions from the “Show us your Culture Challenge” from last school year:
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation regularly hosts webinars on a variety of topics related to racism, race relations, and multiculturalism in Canada. Past webinar information, including video recordings, can be found by clicking the link.
"Together We Educate Heart, Mind and Soul."