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Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression

Equity, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression will help close the persistent achievement and well-being gaps our student data has continually identified as being strongly connected to demographic factors such as family income, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, among others. Equity will help address patterns of academic streaming by setting high expectations and increasing access to programming and support. Knowing who our students are, their identities, abilities and lived experiences allows us as educators to create the conditions necessary for dynamic, deep learning and create environments that reflect, and are based on, the assets and gifts they bring in ways that honour them. Our goal is to do this in a partnership between students, families, community, elders and staff.

Our team works collaboratively with The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement. The Centre of Excellence for Black Student Achievement offers a variety of programs, initiatives and engagement opportunities for students, families and community. Program offerings are designed to fulfill the mandates of the Centre of Excellence and are in alignment with the TDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan Towards Excellence in the Education of Black Students: Transforming Learning, Achievement and Well-being. Programs, initiatives and opportunities are focused on honouring Black students’ experiences and strengths and ensuring their needs are met.