Equity

Organizations have the responsibility to ensure that they respect the rights of all of their members. The NSTU is pleased to provide this opportunity for members to access NSTU Equity information online. Members will also be able to access information regarding equity-based conferences as well as links to other organizations that have online equity portals.

Resources

The Every Teacher Project on LGBTQ-Inclusive Education in Canada's K-12 Schools - Final Report (English / French)

Supporting Transgender and Transsexual students in K-12 Schools, the fifth publication in an educational series designed to assist teachers, administrators and counselors in understanding sexual and gender minority issues. Authored by Dr. Kristopher Wells, Gayle Roberts and Carol Allan, the 57-page guidebook aims to demystify gender variance and provide evidence-based information for educators wishing to create caring, respectful and safe learning environments for all students.

The per unit cost is $5 (bulk order discounts will apply) and is available for online ordering: Click here

Fighting Antisemitism Together: The two weblinks below are for Choose Your Voice, an antiracism and anti-Semitism education program. It is curriculum-based for students in grades 6 through 10 and fits into Safe Schools Policies, Character Education and anti-bullying programs.

http://www.chooseyourvoice.ca/
www.choisissezvotrevoix.com

Bibliography of Equity Resources

Click here to download a PDF

Book Reviews

Conferences

The NSTU held an historic professional development event on April 7 to 9, 2011. The conference entitled Peace...ing it Together was organized by the NSTU's equity and professional development committees in conjunction with the Sheonoroil Foundation. Its goal was to bring together 250 educators and have them see and experience Peace through the lived realities of fellow NSTU members, following which they were able to return to their respective schools with practical, hands-on strategies that will bring peace to their classrooms. The conferencebegan with a keynote address by Dr. Samantha Nutt, founder and executive director of War Child Canada.


For further information

email: equity@nstu.ca