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Circle-Belong  Equity


Equity as a Guiding Principle

Equity is a principle that will continue to guide the TDSB in all that it does. Equity will be foundational to all TDSB work and will be embedded throughout the strategic directions.

The TDSB is committed to identifying, removing, and preventing barriers that create disproportionate outcomes for underserved students. The TDSB’s goal is to provide an equitable, accessible, and inclusive education experience for all students according to their unique needs (consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms).

We will do this by:

  • Holding high expectations for all students and providing them with the support they need to reach their full potential.
  • Implementing effective school and classroom pedagogy including culturally relevant and responsive instructional practices.
  • Providing students with increased choice and building relationships to support a sense of belonging and connectedness.
  • Creating inclusive learning environments for students with disabilities/special education needs and intersecting identities.
  • Identifying, removing, and preventing systemic, procedural, and attitudinal barriers that stand in the way of equity of access and outcomes in education.
  • Implementing employment policies, practices, and procedures that contribute to a workforce that understands the unique needs of a diverse and changing student population and is adaptable to changing socio-political conditions. 
  • Building the capacity of staff to serve students with disabilities/special education needs and intersecting identities.