At Laurier, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Indigenization and decolonization are part of our core values as a learning institution. To help further the knowledge and skills of our community of educators within the Faculty of Education, the Faculty’s EDI and Indigenization Coalition has prepared this collection of resources.
This collection draws on a range of English and French digital sources and includes information tools suitable for educator self-growth and resources for teaching in K-12 classrooms. This catalogue is not exhaustive. It is a living collection that is monitored and updated over time by resource people with knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning about EDI and Indigenization. Laurier Bachelor of Education Alumnae Kalysta Mejia-Torres and Renny Talianchich initiated this project in 2021. Current Laurier BEd student Ashley Couture will be acting as curator for the 2022/23 academic year, supported by Dr. Avis Beek of the Faculty of Education.
If you would like to contribute to the collection or have any comments or suggestions, please contact the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization Coalition through Dr. Avis Beek firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Faculty of Education's EDI & I Coalition follow us on Instagram @LaurierEdu_EDII.
Last updated 2020. This website offers ideas for the action that students and educators can take to realize justice and change. It provides lesson plans, recommended texts and professional development resources in the form of webinars, podcasts, and workshops. Recommended grade levels for each lesson plan idea are listed.
Last updated 2020. This was created by the Alberta Teachers Association and links to lesson that address anti-racism. It includes current topics such as Black Lives Matter and George Floyd's murder.
Last updated in 2017. This website teaches about anti-homophobia through books in PDF format and lesson plans for Kindergarten to grade 12. There are also teaching resources to support students’ learning in sexual orientation and gender identity.
Created in 2012. This is a guide to prepare students to respond to everyday prejudice, bias and stereotypes that they hear and experience in school.
Last updated in 2021. This is a searchable database that includes various activities to help educators teach LGBTQ+ terms and create a more inclusive classroom.
This is specific to anti-Asian racism in Canada, though also discusses how that intersects with racism against Black and Indigenous Peoples of Canada. This resource gives terminology and ways to address what some may have already been noticed in schools, but didn't have quite the right words to express. It includes how to engage in Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy (CRRP) within the classroom.
The poem by Nate Holder points video points out many places in our teaching practices and curriculum where educators who think they are anti-racist still fall short in truly presenting classroom materials that celebrate different worldwide cultures and ways of knowing. This was made in response to the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.
This is an audio recording of a story by Hristo Kyuchukov about an eight year old Roma boy whose family is forced to change their ways of life after a group of soldiers marches into their village.
You must make a free account to the Learning for Justice website to access the resource.
This is a 20 minute podcast that is designed for parents with small children, but could be used for primary teachers to help with the conversation about race. There are also tips that parents and educators can take away when they are having the conversation about race with young children.
This was Created by the Children’s Community School in Philadelphia and explains how young children experience race and how to talk with them about race.
Last updated 2013. Here are resources in French and English that include lesson plans, workshops, educational videos, and teacher PD opportunities to help teach anti-racism, anti-cissexism, anti-heterosexism and anti-sexism.
This list of articles written by Amnesty International will give an overview of current, global human rights issues and what work AI has done on each issue. The youth resources section also has student-friendly how-to’s on the basics of activism.
The goal of this document is to challenge sexual harassment. When clicking on the PDF, it grants you the option to look at various curriculum and program tools. It also labels these curriculum documents as ‘F’ for French or ‘C’ for culturally sensitive. There are professional development workshops on the site that were advertised for the year 2020.
At the bottom of the webpage, you will find a resource section that provides toolkits and lesson plans centered on themes of equity, inclusivity and justice for your classroom.
Developed by the Ontario Teacher's Federation. This website provides strategies and resources to aid in the support of students with IPRC exceptionalities, needs, and diagnosed conditions.
This resource about Asian heritage was created in 2020, by Toronto-area educators.
This resource about Islamic heritage was created in 2020, by Toronto-area educators.
This resource about Black, African, Caribbean heritage was created in 2020, by Toronto-area educators.
Last updated in 2014. This is a series of equity focused lessons from Grades 1 through 12 that support Visual/Media Arts expectations and include authentic integration into the Ontario curricula of Social Studies, English, and Media Literacy.
Last updated in 2021. These are lesson plans about homelessness and provide advice for educators or students experiencing homelessness. Use the toolbar on the left side to access age-specific lesson plans.
This calendar was created by ETFO. For each day for the 2021-2022 year starting in September 2021, the calendar suggests a different Black Canadian person to celebrate. Complete with basic information and links to more research about the person.
The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program has free, curriculum-connected K-12 resources to increase disability awareness, accessibility, and inclusion.
This resource comes from the US. It provides good information on how to support students who identify as transgender in schools with a focus on Physical Education and sport.
This website offers links to other websites that are useful when choosing books that are anti-bias for your classroom library featuring Black and Indigenous people, and other People of Colour.
Last updated 2020. This is a compilation of resources about maintaining mental health. It was created by Micalah Webster, a Black woman and social worker who collected and organized the resources by networking with colleagues.
This website provides stories and teaching resources about human rights at different levels that are accessible for students.
This site provides downloadable and editable Google slide presentations (please credit ‘Teaching Beyond the Surface’) about current topics in EDI. The presentations were created by Toronto-area educators.
This site suggests books with lesson plans to teach young students about a wide range of topics.
This is a series of diverse picture books that educators may use within their lesson plans as mentor texts and other uses.
Kingston Frontenac Library suggests these books on anti-racism topics. The target audience is teens who are hoping to understand current events in terms of race and begin working to help change the world.
This site has lessons and interactive media on issues relating to human rights, antisemitism, racism, genocide, immigration, and more. You may need to sign up for a free account for full access.
This is a queer counter-archive that is centered around Black queer representation in the media, with over 90 artists and activists highlighted. There are tabs on film, TV, poetry, music representations and significant Black people.
Last updated 2017. This is a series of toolkits focused on diversity, inclusion and employment equity. Toolkits 1-5 were developed for use in Secondary. Each one has an introduction on how to use the toolkit and slide presentations that educators can use. The CCDI suggests using the toolkit during extracurricular activities or within classroom subjects. It has been used sed in Toronto schools.
Last updated in 2020. The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education created lesson plans that connect the mainstream K-12 subjects and an Indigenous perspective. The lesson plans are searchable by subject, grade level, and province.
This resource links to websites that would help educators create lesson plans. The resource collection includes recommended grade levels for each source. Topics include some Indigenous cultures, Canadian history and residential schools. The creator of this website is non-Indigenous.
Last updated 2019. These are resources gathered from OISE to teach students about Canada’s history of residential schools. There are books, videos, websites, blogs, and news articles included.
Released in 2018. This book is available through the Wilfrid Laurier University Library and for purchase online through a variety of retailers. The Waterloo Catholic District School Board uses it to provide activities to support Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in the classroom. The author is a proud Ojibwe/Odawa woman.
These educator resources connect the Ontario curriculum to Indigenous knowledge systems. There are also videos and books recommended.
This is a list of books that the Waterloo Region School Board purchased for many of its school libraries. These range from picture books, to fictional books, to non-fiction.
Created in 2019. From CBC Kids, this breaks down the definition of “Indigenous” and why this terminology is often used. It can help students to understand which term to use, such as the Band name, First Nations, Métis, Inuit or Indigenous Peoples.
Created in 2015. This is a list of books to open the conversation about residential schools that are angled towards children. The article emphasizes that it is important to talk to children about what they are reading and their understanding about the contents within the books.
Last updated 2012. These are interactive tasks include teachings from Elders. The goal of this website is to instill cultural pride within Indigenous communities. The Mohawk and Ojibwe authors are Ontario-based Elders.
Lesson plans last updated in 2021. This is an animated video inspired by Chanie Wenjack, a young Anishinaabe boy who tried to escape from a residential school in Ontario. He did not survive. The lesson plans break down grade levels and include Ontario Curriculum expectations. The authors are non-Indigenous and created this with the approval of Wenjack’s family.
Published in 2020. This project aims to create space for young people to explore forms of public participation, where they may contribute to the decisions affecting their lives and communities. It is necessary to sign up for a free account to access the document. The authors are non-Indigenous.
Published in 2021. This resource was completed by members of OSSTF/FEESO and staff from the Métis Nation of Ontario. Lessons range in all Secondary subject areas.
Last updated in 2021. The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion conducts research, writes reports and holds events. They focus on how to overcome fear and prejudice through information, education and involvement.
These are a series of episodes of a British podcast that focus upon helping you to become anti-racist.
The poem by Nate Holder points out many places in current teaching practices and curriculum where educators who think they are anti-racist still fall short in truly presenting classroom materials that celebrate different cultures and ways of knowing. This was made in response to the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.
Created in 2012. This is a guide to prepare students and teachers to respond to everyday prejudice, bias and stereotypes they experience in school.
This was created by the Children’s Community School in Philadelphia and explains how young children experience race.
This was written at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2020. This article includes tips to cope with the experience of anti-Asian racism or to be an ally.
This article was written in 2020 and mentions the Eurocentric perspective in school curriculum. It was written about international schools, but applies in Canada as well.
These resources can help us learn about identities and guide educators in building awareness of different ways of being, fostering inclusion and celebrating diversity.
Last updated in 2021. This is a Kitchener-Waterloo based organization that celebrates and supports people of African descent in Canada. They run in-school workshops for all ages and educators, which focus on anti-racism, celebrating cultures, cultural differences and communication, and our relationship with the land.
Last updated in 2021. This rich website offers resources for immigrant parents and their families and answers questions about schooling, health, housing, employment, legal services, and daily Canadian life.
My Place in This World is a virtual learning experience that has created a Black Heritage Curriculum that aligns with provincial curriculum expectations, school board wellness initiatives, CRRP goals, and equity actions plans. This site was created by a local woman and provides resources for teachers and students alike.
A “brave space” is one in which a leader creates a space for everyone to feel safe sharing their experiences. This encourages dialogue and recognizes that all voices are meant to be heard. It is important to acknowledge that sometimes this can be uncomfortable.
This Kitchener-Waterloo organization creates resources and offers educator and student workshops that challenge people to think critically about their unconscious assumptions.
Last updated in 2011. This document was written in Alberta, but it gives tips to help educators create an inclusive classroom. There are also activities that could be done in P/J and J/I classrooms.
These guidelines act as guiding principles for dialogue and learning to facilitate safe and healthy discussions around EDI issues.
An elementary educator's guide to White Ribbon and its subsequent events. White Ribbon is the world's largest movement of males hoping to end violence against women according to the article.
Indigenization is the process by which Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating are incorporated into educational, organizational, cultural and social structures. We understand that Indigenous worldviews are equal to other views. (adapted from Camosun College)
The certificate, offered through Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Indigegogy, is designed for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who want to better understand Indigenous perspectives in the history of colonization to contemporary realities in Canada. It develops the capacity of educators to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action in a meaningful way.
Last updated in 2020. These are free online courses and slide presentations from the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. These courses covers systemic racism, such as understanding the ongoing history between Indigenous Peoples and settlers.
Released 2018, this book is available through the Wilfrid Laurier library. The book connects Indigenous perspectives to mental, spiritual, and emotional health and addresses the TRC Calls to Action. One of the two co-authors is non-Indigenous.
With this resource from the Ontario Government, you can learn more about the treaties that cover where you live, go to school, or work.
Last updated in 2016. This resource is suitable for educators or older students. It provides usage tips and definitions when writing about and referring to Indigenous Peoples.
Questions educators may ask themselves when searching for Indigenous resources.
These slides are produced by the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO). They provide great information regarding unlearning and re-learning that can be used to inform your teaching on Orange Shirt Day as well as every other day of the year. They provide pedagogical considerations for teaching about residential schools.
Cette bibliothèque de pages web contient des fiches de travail, des gabarits et d'autres ressources afin de favoriser un environnement inclusif en salle de classe.
Cet épisode fournit des strategies pour supporter comment aborder des sujets controversés en salle de classe.
Ce site fournit de multiples ressources sur de nombreux sujets différents qui sont abordés au sein des écoles.
Voici le site français de settlement.org. Cette page fournit spécifiquement des ressources concernant l'éducation en français en Ontario pour les immigrants arrivés au Canada.
Cette page Web fournit quelques ressources en français concernant l'éducation inclusive.
Il s'agit de boîtes à outils consultables par niveau ou par type (c.-à-d. livre électronique, vidéo, plan de cours) pour aider à l'enseignement de la sensibilisation aux handicaps, de l'accessibilité et de l'inclusion.
Un balados français où les animateurs discutent de la culture Afropop actuelle, des actualités et des événements, entre autres sujets. Peut aussi être consulté sur l’application Balados de Apple.
Cette ressource met l'accent sur l'importance de la santé mentale des personnes racisées noir. Elle fournit des conseils sur la façon de prendre soin de la santé mentale tout en faisant face au racisme et à d'autres formes d'oppression.
Cet article fournit pluseirs faits, statistiques et ressources pour montrer l'importance de lutter contre le racisme anti-asiatique.
Cette ressource fournit des conseils sur la façon de reconnaître et de combattre les micro-agressions et la discrimination dans les lieux de travail. Cela peut appliqué aux écoles.
Ce balado déconstruit le privilège blanc et fournit des conseils pour devenir des alliés antiracistes.
Cet article traite des compétences éducatives/professionnelles nécessaires pour aider les enseignants à se sentir plus à l'aise pour parler de l'antiracisme, de l'inclusion et des droits en classe.
Ce document s'adresse aux dirigeants politiques du Canada, mais peut également être utile aux enseignants et enseignantes. Ce document présente les recommandations qui ont été formulées à partir des commentaires des participants au cours d'une formation antiraciste.
Ce document fournit des conseils aux enseignants dans l'espoir d'amorcer des discussions critiques et courageuses sur la race et le racisme au Canada. Ce document met l'accent sur le racisme envers les personnes des PNMI, mais reconnaît et discute également du racisme envers d'autres groupes et des populations marginalisées au Canada.
Voici des balados français avec de nombreux épisodes avec plusieurs themes qui met en lumière de nombreux sujets différents, notamment la race, le racisme, la diversité, etc.
Lancé au mois de janvier 2020, ce balado traite des problèmes rencontrés par des élèves, des parents et des personnes racialisés au milieu scolaire.
Il s'agit d'une collection de ressources touchant à de nombreux thèmes tels que l'antiracisme, les LGBTQ+, la santé mentale, la pauvreté, la réconciliation, etc.
Fournit de nombreuses ressources en français et en anglais pour appuyer les conversations sur le racisme en salle de classe.
Fournit des plans de cours en français et en anglais favorisant les conversations contre le racisme.
Cette page fournit des listes de lecture comprenant différents films, courts métrages et films documentaires. Chacune de ces listes de lecture suit un thème spécifique.
Le documentaire explore le racisme dans une université québécoise.
Ce court métrage raconte l'histoire de l'histoire des Noirs en Amérique du Nord.
Collection d'activités avec de nombreux thèmes différents. Peut affiner les thèmes en utilisant la barre sur le côté gauche de la page.
Cette ressource fournit des activités liées au multiculturalisme pour les jeunes étudiants. Remarque: dois être membre pour un accès complet aux feuilles de calcul, mais c’est une bonne ressource pour les idées sans accès complet.
Il s'agit d'une émission télévisée pour enfants qui suit un personnage de héros indigène innu tout au long de ses aventures.
Ce court métrage montre la racialisation, les préjugés raciaux et les stéréotypes affectant une interview.
Ce film tisse un récit profond englobant la propre adoption du cinéaste, la dure histoire du colonialisme dans les Prairies et une vision d'un avenir où les enfants autochtones peuvent vivre en toute sécurité sur leur terre natale. * Avertissement de déclenchement, contient des scènes de violence.
Cette page fournit une liste de différentes mini-leçons liées à différents courts métrages, des documentaires et des films.
Une mini-leçon comprenant 3 activités à faire avec une salle de classe après avoir visionné le film ci-joint.
Mini-leçon comprenant 3 activités à faire avec votre classe après avoir visionné le film ci-joint.
Ce site propose des fiches de travail, d'autres activités, des articles et des ressources pour promouvoir le thème de la diversité culturelle.
Cette page propose 4 leçons pour aider à inclure la diversité et l'inclusion dans la salle de classe ou l'environnement scolaire.
Ce site web partage 5 conseils pour faciliter la discussion de la diversité culturelle à l'école.
Plans de leçon pour intégrer l'antiracisme dans la salle de classe.
Fournit des trousses d'outils pour les défis urgents liés à la diversité, à l'inclusion et à l'équité en matière d'emploi dans les milieux de travail canadiens.
Cette page propose des activités pour la salle de classe axées sur les thèmes de la diversité et des médias.
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