Equity and Inclusion means ensuring all students have the opportunities, supports and learning experiences needed for strong, effective, vibrant school experiences. We strive for all students to feel good about who they are, connected to each other and their teachers, and challenged and supported in their learning. We are intentionally focusing our lens on Aboriginal Learners, Learners in Care, and Students with Disabilities and Diverse Abilities.
All students are entitled to experience meaningful learning and a sense of belonging in their learning environments.
ILC Guiding Principles
Our district provides intentional support to students with Aboriginal ancestry through the integration of Indigenous content and through a focus on First Peoples Principles of Learning. Engaged in a spirals of inquiry, we continue to ask what is best for our students.
SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity)
The District team and the SOGI Advisory Committee continue to work at strengthening relationships with students and families, and to provide strong professional learning opportunities for staff, while supporting students and families and staff. Using the Spiral approach to Inquiry, we continue to scan, develop hunches, focus, learn, take action, and check, to see if we are making enough of a difference. Our goals are that students, staff and families feel included, safe and valued, and that staff build good confidence in this area.
Learners in Care
Our education system is one of several government agencies that strives to make a positive difference for learners in care. When a child or youth is in care, the child welfare worker is authorized to make decisions pertaining to health care and education, while the caregiver(s) are authorized to provide day-to-day care for the child or youth.
Students with Diverse Abilities and Disabilities
Our district supports inclusive learning environments where all students belong and are valued members of the school community. Within inclusive learning communities, we are focussing on students with diverse needs in providing appropriate supports and experiences for rich learning.