Classroom Supports → Inclusive Schools

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

This is a music video made by Indigenous youth talking about relevant issues they are facing. A brave, positive and inspiring lens that teachers can use to teach various issues like reconciliation, treaty rights etc.

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

Teaching Tolerance

This is a website that provides teachers with curriculum support (lesson plans, articles) to critically plan and teach from a social justice lens and ensure all are represented.

Teaching Tolerance

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation

This is a website that is dedicated to helping educators think, talk and ensure they are keeping race in mind as they plan their lessons and learning spaces. It is a website that helps educators ensure their classrooms are not colour blind but rather culturally relevant and responsive.

Embrace Race Raising a Brave Generation

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

A website dedicated to thinking about diversity in literature. There are many articles and theme-related reading lists for elementary, middle and high school students. This website helps educators critically assess the literature they share with students.

Mirrors, Windows, Doors Celebrating Diversity in a whole world of Children’s and YA Literature

365 Days and Ways to Celebrate Black Canadians

ETFO’s latest project, the 365 Black Canadian Curriculum, is part of a compilation of equity resources for elementary educators. These resources, which support Black Canadian history in Ontario schools on a daily basis, include: a calendar; primary, junior and intermediate lesson plans; a workshop for staff; and a poster. With this resource, educators will have historically factual information to support the learning of issues concerning race and discrimination, while ensuring safe learning environments for students to discuss these topics in a respectful and reflective manner, while also exploring the realities of Black Canadians.

365 Days and Ways to Celebrate Black Canadians

Think:kids

This website educates people who work with children about collaborative problem-solving. This is a method used when working with students with behavioural needs but can be used when working with any students.

Think:kids

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

For teachers who want to include consideration of LGBT issues in their study of social justice, a great source for materials is GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network. offers a nice collection of educator guides and lesson plans as well as resources that can be accessed by youth leaders in their own advocacy work. Although it is U.S. based organization, the resources are generic enough that they can be useful in a Canadian context

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

Islamophobia

This guide can be used by educators to help understand the needs of students who have faced geopolitical violence and Islamophobia.

Islamophobia

Countering Islamaphobia Through Stories: Muslim Kids as Heroes

A list of books with positive representations of Muslim children.

Countering Islamaphobia Through Stories: Muslim Kids as Heroes

 

Understanding Prejudice

The purpose of the site is to offer educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity, with the ultimate goal of reducing the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.

Understanding Prejudice