Classroom Supports → Social Justice

Teaching African Canadian History

This is an excellent website put together by historian Natasha Henry. It is a website with an abundance of resources for teachers to embed African Canadian history in a cross-curricular way. The resources, primary source documents and blog posts give insight and examples of how to do this work in the classroom.

Teaching African Canadian History

Urban Iskwew

This is a great website with colouring pages created by an Indigenous visual artist. Often times we want to teach our students authentic information from their own voices of the Indigenous community. The colouring pages on this website can be a starting point for important discussions around Orange shirt day, reconciliation etc. One of the most important aspects of this website is that it represents and shows the Indigenous community in ‘everyday ways’.

Urban Iskwew

Parents for Diversity

This is a great website for educators to interact with the Diversity Library. There are many different categories and themes such as Gender Identity and Mindfulness to explore and learn about book recommendations through an equity lens. Teachers can also check out the blog for relevant, anti-oppressive insight on various educational issues.

Parents for Diversity

The Tiny Activists

This website is devoted and committed to helping to think critically about ‘what and who is in their bookshelves”. The website provides many booklists for relevant topics and identity groups as well as corresponding information of ‘look fors’. The site also includes relevant, recent books through an equity and culturally relevant and responsive lens. This website is a great place for educators to continue their work around critical thinking and resource selection.

The Tiny Activists

Youth Mental Health Canada

A website devoted to youth mental health. It has lots of resources related to the subject as well as research and links to other resources.

Youth Mental Health Canada

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

List of podcasts of Indigenous women sharing stories through oral storytelling for a 21st-century accessible audience.

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

School Library Journal

A website with relevant articles connected to social justice, representation and equity. Focus on lessons from school libraries and book collection reviews and development.

School Library Journal

Consent at Early Age

This article provides strategies for educators on how to talk about consent from preschool to high school.

Consent at Early Age

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

Teaching Human Rights in Ontario – A Guide for Ontario Schools

A resource developed by the Ontario Human Rights Commission to help teach the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Teaching Human Rights in Ontario – A Guide for Ontario Schools