Equity, Diversity, 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.

Yesterday, November 25, was International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, so this week we chose media that has featured this topic.

Podcast: It's Been a Minute
Two True Crime Hosts are Highlighting Missing Persons Cases that People Often Ignore
hosted by Sam Sanders
Sam Sanders, the host of It's Been a Minute, interviews two hosts of true crime podcasts. What makes these true crime podcasts different than others? One is about an Indigenous woman, Stolen: The Search for Jermain Charlo hosted by Connie Walker, and the other is about a young Black girl, Through the Cracks hosted by Jonquilyn Hill. Many true crime podcasts and news coverage about violence against women focus on crimes against white women. Sam speaks to Connie and Jonquilyn about the differences in police response and media coverage Black and Indigenous women receive in comparison to white women. 

Article: The Star
Hundreds of women have been killed during the pandemic. How B.C.’s inquiry could help tackle gender-based violence in Canada
Since the beginning of the pandemic, organizations that support survivors of violence against women have seen an increase in violence and requests for help by 20 - 30%. Quarantine has allowed abusers to live in close quarters with survivors and block partners who may want to escape an abusive relationship. Organizations like Battered Women's Support Services provide targeted solution to stop hate. 

The BC Office of the Human Rights Commissioner have launched a yearlong inquiry to examine all forms of hate in the province, citizens of BC are free to make submissions to the BCOHRC. If you want to make a submission, click here.

Leadership Skills in Under 5 Minutes

Read this month’s article: Transactional or Transformational: What’s the Difference?

This series written by Read Jorgensen, SD61 Principal, appears in the BCPVPA eNews on the last Friday of each month. 

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider describes what he does to try to avoid putting carts before horses.

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: Grief is Love with No Place to Go

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, and find Discussion Tips and Prompt Questions: How Might We Equitably Access The Things That Matter?


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