Equity Committee Survey – reminder

A reminder to families who haven’t  had a chance to fill out the Equity Committee Survey, we want to hear from you! We are gathering feedback from the Howard community to set priorities for upcoming years. Please share your thoughts before May 1 2018 by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSFGNCF
The TDSB defines equity in their Enhancing Equity Task Force Report:

The TDSB recognizes that certain groups in our society are treated inequitably:

because of individual and systemic biases related to race, colour, creed, culture,

ethnicity, linguistic origin, disability, socio-economic class, age, ancestry, nationality,

place of origin, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation,

family status, and marital status. Similar biases have also impacted First Nations,

Métis, and Inuit populations.” (Adapted from the TDSB, Draft Equity Policy, p.2)

Equity means:

·       acknowledging historical and present discrimination against these groups

·       removing barriers to opportunity

·       eliminating discrimination

·       remedying the impact of past discrimination

Equity aims to achieve equality for all by responding to the needs of individuals, not by treating everyone the same.

​TAKE THE SURVEY HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FSFGNCF

Published by Howard Council

This account is run by volunteers of the Howard Junior Public School Council, the parent and family council that supports the school with fundraising and other initiatives.

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