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Regional & Municipal
Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Schools
Putting the Learner First
Prepared by the Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, this first full report (published in June 2021) provides evidence-based recommendations on equity, diversity, and inclusion in schools. The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) oversees 36 elementary schools; 12 secondary schools; and 8 adult education and vocational training centres in Quebec. Its territory stretches through 32 municipalities from the Vaudreuil-Soulanges area near the Quebec-Ontario border to Verdun in the South-West along the St-Lawrence river and includes 5 boroughs on the island of Montreal. On 15 July 2020, the LBPSB asked Dr. Myrna Lashley to head up at a Task Force, known as the LBPSB Task Force on Equity and Diversity, to develop evidence-based recommendations on equity, diversity, and inclusion which the school board can present to its schools and which the schools can adapt to their specific populations and needs.The report’s mandate is twofold:
1. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of existing policies and procedures pertaining to addressing and elimination all forms of systemic racism and discrimination; and
2. Produce actionable recommendations to serve as a foundation upon which individual institutions, based on demographic and educational requirements, can build to promote equity and inclusivity for all students and staff.
Central Local Health Integration Network of Ontario
Health Equity: A Call to Action
This comprehensive report, which defines health as the physical, social and psychological, is based on consultations and focus groups with all stakeholders of the Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) of Ontario. It outlines a strategic action plan for the geographic area covered, which is grounded in 10 overall recommendations.