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.

The Province of British Columbia has Proclaimed January 15th as Black Excellence Day. Black Excellence Day was initiated by the Ninandotoo Society, the day is for: "acknowledging the ongoing civil rights struggle of Black and racialized Canadians and fighting for mandatory curriculum on Black history."

For this week's EDI column we have collected articles, websites, and resources related to Black Excellence Day and Black history in BC.

CBC | Black Excellence Day aims to boost education, create unity in fight against racism
written by Janella Hamilton
This article takes a look at how Black Excellence Day in BC took shape and the impacts that the Ninandotoo Society hopes to make in the education sector. 

Burnaby Schools | District Hosting Black Excellence Day for Thousands
Burnaby School District are hosting the Black Excellence Day event at 10 am with speakers from a variety of professions and backgrounds. With at least 20 School Districts attending there will be many thousands of people watching the event across the province.

Find out more about the event here.

Ninandotoo Society | Black Excellence Day
Ninandotoo Society, started the Black Excellence Day initiative; the name of their organization comes from the Swahili word ‘nina ndoto’ which translates to ‘I have a dream.’ They added another 'o' at the end, because they have a dream'to'! 

BC Black History | Stories
BC Black History has a large collection of stories about the history of black individuals and groups in BC. These stories bring to light incredible individuals who have had significant impact in the province.

OpED: Charles Ungerleider

Charles Ungerleider says that, when a simple solution to a complex problem appears too simple, it often is. Read his blog here: 

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: Tiny Steps to Positive Change

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: 16 Unconscious Bias Examples and How to Avoid Them in the Workplace


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