This year, School District 42 joined the provincial Equity in Action Project as one of the 15 school districts that will be starting the project during the 2020/2021 school year.
As this is the first year of the project for SD42, the focus will be on introducing the team of researchers for the project, creating relationships, and beginning the consultation, collaboration, and information gathering phase with stakeholders and key partners. Stakeholders will include: School District Board of Trustees, Senior Administration Team, Managers, Teachers, Administrators, Students, Support Staff, Families, Community Members and Organizations.
The initial Equity in Action project started in 2016 as a response to the Aboriginal Education Branch of the BC Ministry of Education Report of the Office of the Auditor General (2015), the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. The goal of the Equity in Action project is to enter into a genuine and meaningful dialogue about the experience of education for Indigenous learners and respond to create conditions for success.
In SD42 we have chosen to re-title and expand the existing Equity Scan framework to “Deepening Indigenous Education and Equity to Support the Wholistic Success of Indigenous Learners, Families and Communities in School District 42.” We will be working in phases over the next two years to support its development and implementation.
More information can be found at at the Equity in Action Website.
An information package can be downloaded here.