School Council Anti-Oppression, Anti-Black Racism, Anti-Indigenous Application
School Councils may submit one request for supports up to $1,500 to support initiatives/activities that engage parents/caregivers (including virtual), and builds School Councils’ capacity around Human Rights, Equity, Anti-Racism, Anti-Indigenous and Anti-Black Racism. School Councils may collaborate and submit one application; however, allocation will remain at a maximum of $1,500 per school.
Projects/Initiatives will be required to:
- Demonstrate a commitment to respecting the role of parents/caregivers in students’ educational experiences by working with parents/caregivers, particularly racialized parents/caregivers, Elders and School Council members
- Include strategies for connecting, supporting, and engaging racialized parents/caregivers, particularly parents who identify as Indigenous or Black in School Council and School
- Provide a safe and welcoming school environment
- Maintain open communication with teachers
- Respect parents as valued partners within the education system in relation to decisions about their child’s education
- Projects must be completed between September 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022. Any funds not spent by June 30, 2022, must be returned to the Ministry.
Activities may include but are not limited to:
- Training session
- Information sessions with guest speakers
- Parent Resource Creation
- Conversation Circles
- Artistic evenings expressions
- Student initiatives
- Staffing initiatives (appreciation, payment for presentations, etc.)
- Equipment purchases
- Previous year expenditures
- Racialized parents are aware of and supported to take on leadership opportunities in their school and board community
- Parents have improved experiences of a welcoming school where parents’ perspectives are encouraged, valued, and heard
- Parents are more involved in their local school environment and child’s education
- Parents experience fewer barriers to participation in their child’s learning
- Parents understand how to address local needs and systemic barriers in the school community
- Parents relate to each other and with members of their community
- A final report will be required on or before June 30, 2022.
NOTE: Any unused funds will be returned to the Board.
- Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2021.
- Applications must be submitted virtually using the application and submission form and platform. No hard copies will be accepted.
- Applications will be reviewed and will be approved upon a first come first served basis. Please apply early, funds are limited.
Information to consider for PRO Grant Applications:
Equity Policy – P037
Human Rights Policy – P031
Parent Engagement – P023