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 Erin Hughes.

Video: National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Diversity From A Queer Perspective


A conversation between Adeline Bird, Ryan Cooper, and Sonya Ballantyne about Indigenous and Indigenous queer representation in the media. The three discuss what shows like Rutherford Falls mean to them and Indigenous communities, and how they feel about the future of Indigenous representation in film and television. 

Video: Tedx Talks
speaker Rebecca Thomas

Watch the Tedx Talk by Author and Poet, Rebecca Thomas, teaching what Etuaptmumk means and the power behind two-eyed seeing. She explains that when we are able to look through two lenses at once, of colonizer and Indigenous, and use both perspectives to view the current world we can find success. 

Books: A List of Scholarship by Indigenous Authors
This week we tuned in to many of the sessions broadcast by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation during their 5-day event, marking the first Day of Truth and Reconciliation. While listening to and learning about the speakers, we were connected to K-12 friendly literature by Indigenous authors and wanted to share these titles with our members.

Sugar Falls by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
When We Were Alone by David A. Robertson, illustrated by Julie Flett
I'm Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Pauline Young
Swift Fox All Along by Rebecca Thomas, illustrated by Maya McKibbin
I Place You In The Fire by Rebecca Thomas

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

Charles Ungerleider argues that those who say the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) shouldn’t be administered during COVID-19 have it wrong. Now is precisely the time that we need the information the FSA provides. 

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: Intermittent Fasting – Is it for me?

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 and in the BCPVPA Member Portal under Resources/ Readers’ Corner for your quick learning opportunity.  

Read the latest article here: All Canadians should take Sept. 30 to observe National Truth and Reconciliation Day

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

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