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Equity Objective

By 2019, the District will reduce barriers to learning to improve equity of access and opportunity for all students.

Strategies & Actions:

‘Develop and implement enhanced methodologies to differentiate the allocation of resources to improve equity of opportunity for all students’

  • Updated RAISE index;
  • Reviewed school fees;
  • Increased efficiencies in school budgets/finances;
  • Differentiated staffing;

‘Identify students and groups of students who face barriers to learning anddifferentiate supports to close achievementgaps

  • Established Black Youth Conference;
  • Hosted A Date with Diversity;
  • Increased supports for English Language Learners;
  • Adopted the UN declaration for People of African Decent;

‘Review and ensure effective use of FNMI funding to increase FNMI graduation rates’

  • Began phase-in of grade 11 English course with Indigenous focus;
  • Expanded Indigenous Education team;
  • Established Indigenous Education Advisory Council;
  • Piloted Indigenous STEM.
Evidence of Progress:

EQAO Assessments
1423 Studetns Identify as FNMI compared to 1382 in 2015 image70% sites have inclusive washrooms

Opportunities:

  • Formalize methodology for differentiated support for school budgets;
  • Provide cultural-proficiency and bias-aware training for all involved in employee selection processes;
  • Develop process for the collection and use of identity-based data;
  • Implement English Indigenous Education courses and increase the number of sites offering the program.
Take a look at our progress to date.
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A culture that continually balances equity of opportunity and access for all.
 
Equity Objective: By 2019, the District will reduce barriers to learning to improve equity of access and opportunity for all students.
 
Strategies:
  • Develop and implement enhanced methodologies to differentiate the allocation of resources to improve equity of opportunity for all students;
  • Identify students and groups of students who face barriers to learning and differentiate supports to close achievement gaps;
  • Review and ensure effective use of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit funding to increase First Nations, Métis, and Inuit graduation rates.
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