Executive summary

Ontario’s education equity action plan outlines how we will identify and eliminate inequities in the education system. This strategy involves working with parents, educators, principals, board staff, trustees and the community to ensure Ontario’s publicly funded education system will be fairer and more inclusive for all students, educators and staff, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or any other factor related to individual identity.

We are focusing on shifting the culture in our classrooms, schools and districts by applying an equity, inclusion and human rights perspective to internal organizational structures — including the Ministry of Education itself. We are tracking our progress to measure success in achieving our goals.

Diversity in leadership and professional development will increase fairness in the hiring and promotion of staff and educators by removing barriers for underrepresented communities. School leaders and educators will better reflect Ontario’s diverse student population. Research shows that when students see themselves reflected in their learning environment, they are more likely to feel a sense of belonging and well-being.


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