Classroom Supports → Inclusive Schools

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

30 LGBTQIA-Positive Children’s Books That’ll Teach Kids How Beautifully Diverse The World Is

In recognition of Pride Month, a list of LGBTQ positive picture books have been compiled to share with young readers.

30 LGBTQIA-Positive Children’s Books That’ll Teach Kids How Beautifully Diverse The World Is

10 Children’s Books That Paved The Way For A New Queer Protagonist

A list of children’s books that portray LGBTQ characters, translating complex issues of gender and sexuality to an accessible, picture-heavy format.

10 Children’s Books That Paved The Way For A New Queer Protagonist

First-Day Ideas

Some suggestions from teachers for clever lessons to start off the school year such as time capsules, class-created puzzles and name games to name a few.

First-Day Ideas

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years

This photo and video-content driven website contains professional learning for educators teaching in the Kindergarten context. Topics include observation of children, mathematics, conversations, and classroom tours.

ETFO Professional Learning in the Early Years