School Climate Goals

At Calvin Park, we are taking action to address issues of equity, inclusion and anti-racism. As a staff we are committed to providing a caring and inclusive community with high expectations for all learners.
1.We are committed to creating equitable and inclusive classrooms to meet the needs of all our learners through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiation.
2.We provide opportunities for student voice to guide our learning.
We are diversifying our resources so that students see themselves represented and also learn and understand more about each other and about global issues. We are adding texts that reflect more diverse authors and stories.
We are integrating learning about anti-racism and equity throughout the curriculum through activities that promote critical thinking, active learning, problem solving, and global education.

means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. This can also include differences that are entirely personal, such as personality, style, and ability.

Equity is a condition or state of fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Equity does not mean treating all people the same without regard for individual differences.

Inclusive education is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.

Racism refers to ideas or practices that establish, maintain or perpetuate the racial superiority or dominance of one group over another.

Anti-racism is about taking proactive steps to fight racial inequity. It’s different from other approaches that focus on multiculturalism or diversity because it acknowledges that systemic racism exists and actively confronts the unequal power dynamic between groups and the structures that sustain it.