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Pembina Trails' statement of commitment on anti-racism, equity and inclusion

At the Regular Meeting of the Board on Thursday, April 27th, 2023, the Board of Trustees of Pembina Trails School Division adopted the following statement of commitment.

Anti-racism, equity, and inclusion: Our statement of commitment

As a commitment to Reconciliation and Anti-Racism, Pembina Trails School Division firmly believes that every student has the potential to achieve great things, regardless of their race or ethnicity. To that end, we recognize that racism and discrimination can have a profound impact on student and staff performance, mental health and overall well-being. That is why we are working to identify and address barriers that may be preventing students and/or staff from reaching their full potential.

Through ongoing education and engagement with students, parents and colleagues, we will work to promote anti-racism and social justice in our school communities. We will actively listen to the voices and experiences of students and staff from diverse backgrounds and strive to create a curriculum and learning environment that reflects and celebrates diversity.

We are committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces for all students and staff, and to continuously learn and grow together.

This statement of commitment is one part of a broader vision, coming out of the soon to be adopted Strategic Plan that focuses on three pillars:

• student success

• strategic investment

• system wellness

These pillars are aligned with our mission, vision, and values. A commitment to anti-racism supports the wellbeing of all our staff and students and helps remove barriers to student success.

We will update and engage our stakeholders (students, staff, and community) as we continue with this work in the coming months. Please check our website as we share timelines and opportunities for engagement.

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