Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources

Each week, we will be sharing books, articles, videos and podcasts to encourage continuing the work of anti-racism and equity, and to deepen our understanding of the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and marginalized communities in Canada. Have a recommendation to share? Please let us know!

Residential Schools: Classroom Resources

View Resource Guides

The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 were developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association. They are a response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about  residential schools. These unique, BC-specific, resources for grades 5, 10, 11 and 12 use age-appropriate literature, archival resources, and videos to increase students’ understanding of the historical context of residential schools and to develop students’ awareness about the reconciliation process as a way to move us all forward.

Project of the Heart: Educator Resources

First Nation Child and Family Caring Society 

The First Nation Child and Family Caring Society have constructed lesson plans that assist educators that aim to teach about social justice issues. These four levels of guides include campaigns which FNCFCS promote and encourage all Canadians to create awareness and make a difference. 

ReFresh: Recess for Your Health


ReFresh is a BCPVPA health resource with simple exercises and information to explore in your breaks at work. ReFresh appears as a Member Update every Wednesday. All ReFresh posts are archived here.

Read the latest ReFresh: Fat That Burns Fat

OpED: Charles Ungerleider


In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider responds to a reader’s question about the impact of COVID-19 on the contribution schools make to ‘keeping society on the same page’.

Read the latest blogpost here

Charles Ungerleider is a Professor Emeritus of Education at The University of British Columbia and Managing Partner at Directions Evidence and Policy Research Group. The views, thoughts and opinions expressed in the OpED articles are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy, or position of the BCPVPA.

Is it June already?!

Read Jack’s Blog Post

In this blog post, Jack MacNeill from humanworks provides some valuable advice for transitioning to the Summer months, where we can refocus on our own health and wellness after a long school year. 

Jack MacNeill is a registered clinical counselor and organizational counselor who has worked in the education sector, specifically with teachers and school leaders, for more than 25 years. He is the founder and president of humanworks consulting group inc. Jack’s column appears in eNews the first Friday of each month.

Leadership Skills in Under 5 Minutes

Business or Education: Not So Different

In this month’s post, SD 61 Principal, Read Jorgensen, explains why it might be helpful to branch out and learn from business leaders and thinkers, alongside educational leaders. Read Jorgensen is a monthly contributor for BCPVPA’s eNews Columns.


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