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.

Video: National Film Board
The Curve: Nbisiing
Written & Directed by Cole Forrest
This short film is about Cole Forrest's trip home to North Bay Ontario so he could reconnect with his community and ancestors. One way he makes this connection is through nbi (water). On this visit home he finds healing from connecting with the land and water of his home. 

The Curve is a series by the NFB that provides viewers with socially distanced stories that bring us closer together and gives a platform for creators to tell authentic representations of their communities. Check out the other stories included in this series!

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

In this week’s blog, Charles Ungerleider writes that, in seeking an education that is in a child’s best interest it is easy for parents or grandparents to lose sight of why public schools are public

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.

Nourishing your Mental Health

Read Jack's Blog Post

This month, humanworks president Jack MacNeill discusses techniques to maintain a balanced outlook and mindset. He suggests cultivating gratitude, being mindful, making acts of kindness, and guarding your positive thoughts from negative input.

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: Release for Better Sleep

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: Hy-flex Classroom Transformation Offers New Engagement


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