Summary of the strategy

The strategy aims to help educators identify and remove discriminatory biases and systemic barriers to support the achievement and well-being of all students. These barriers — related to racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination — may prevent some students from reaching their full potential.

The strategy builds on successful Ministry of Education, school board, and school policies and practices. As a result of the strategy, every school board has:

  • an equity and inclusive education policy
  • a religious accommodation guideline

We want to create a culture of high expectations where factors such as race, gender and socio-economic status do not prevent students from achieving ambitious outcomes

Guidelines for equity and inclusive education policy development and implementation

This 2014 document helped school boards review, develop, implement and monitor equity and inclusive education policies that support student achievement and well-being.

To inform policy review, development, implementation and monitoring, these guidelines offer:

  • practical strategies
  • advice
  • examples
  • templates
  • resources

Board equity and inclusive education policies are to be consistent with the goals set out in Realizing the Promise of Diversity: Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy and Policy/Program Memorandum (PPM) No. 119.

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PPM No. 119, Developing and Implementing Equity and Inclusive Education Policies in Ontario Schools (2012)