Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

Since February 2021, eNews has shared book titles, articles, videos and podcasts to encourage continuing the work of anti-racism and equity, and to help deepen our understanding of the history of Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and marginalized communities in Canada. 

We would love to hear if you have found this column helpful, or if there are other ways that you would like to see BCPVPA share resources. Contact Sandra Murphy

Article: NPR ED
Whatever Happened To... The Woman Whose Mission Is To Get African Girls In School?
by Marc Silver
This article takes us to the other side of the world, to hear from Angeline Murimirwa, the Executive Director of CAMFED, and how she and CAMFED have dealt with keeping schools running throughout the pandemic. CAMFED is a pan-African organization that focuses on the education of girls, supporting them to stay in school, and become leaders in their communities. 

Podcast: Telling our Twisted Histories
Reconciliation
hosted by Kaniehtiio Horn

Reconciliation - what does it mean? More importantly, what does it mean to Indigenous peoples of Canada? It is a word that has been used over and over by the government since the TRC was initiated. What we learn from Kaniehtiio and Indigenous voices on the podcast is that the word reconciliation needs to be decolonized and redefined by Indigenous communities.

BCPVPA PLD Readers Corner

Every 2 weeks, your PLD Directors will upload pertinent articles, blog post, or podcast on BetterEducate and in the new Member Portal for your quick learning opportunity.  

Read the latest article here: The Most Important Leadership Competency | Rotman School of Management (utoronto.ca)

The PLD team also includes strategies you might use to process the piece with your staff and teammates. Read here

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider explains that school boards that have an equity allocation formula but fail to assess the impact of the formula on student outcomes are just ‘virtue signaling.’ 

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.

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: Balance – Defined by YOU!

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