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 Canada’s diverse communities.

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.

Podcast: Code Switch
Who You Calling 'Hispanic'?
hosted by Gene Demby
Hispanic, Latino, LatinX — all terms used to describe multiracial, multinational, pan-ethnic identities, but when did this happen and how? More importantly, who does it include? In this episode, the podcast looks into the term "Hispanic" to learn how and why it continues to unite and bewilder people.

Article: Slate
by Rachelle Hampton
Many argue the term 'people of colour' has become a cover for avoiding the complexities of race and risks the conflation of experiences between people of different races. There are varying viewpoints on this topic, but the message is clear in this article - we need to stop and question ourselves before using the term 'people of colour'.

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider addresses the question: Are there sound educational reasons why students should receive different resources and treatment, and achieve different outcomes?

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.

Transitioning From Work to Home

Read Jack's Blog Post

After a busy back-to-school period in September, humanworks president Jack MacNeill offers advice on how to transition from work to home. It is important to find mechanisms that help you be present at home once you return from full day at work. 

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.

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: Never underestimate the power of little gestures…

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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