Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism


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Embracing Who We Are

DSBN believes that diversity is a source of strength and innovation, and our schools embrace and appreciate the values, identities and lived experiences of our students. Everyone has a story and it is through these stories that we will learn about our communities, their identities, beliefs and their backgrounds which will serve as a powerful lens in creating a more equitable and inclusive learning environment.

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Equity design

Impactful Change

The DSBN is committed to the areas of focus included in the Equity diagram. In creating a culture of transformative and impactful change within our schools, we need to disrupt inequities and act on the systems and policies that perpetuate racism, oppression and exclusion. Embracing the identities of our students and embedding culturally and historically relevant content strengthens our learning communities and allows teachers to support students in academic, social and emotional success.

In fostering an equity-minded culture, we will start where we need to be by creating brave spaces to actively listen, learn and collaborate with our staff, students, families and community members. These partnerships will help to support an equitable education system that upholds and reflects the principles of fair, anti-racist and inclusive education to create positive outcomes for all of our students.