Greenwood is committed to bringing greater diversity, equity and inclusion to our community.
Greenwood is committed to helping students develop all aspects of their character. We want to prepare our students to make a positive difference in the world – and that means fostering a respectful, diverse and inclusive community. We aim to embrace individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to: age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, creed, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, place of origin, race, or sexual orientation. We strive to develop students’ cultural awareness and competency by weaving diverse perspectives into every part of school life.
Greenwood's land acknowledgement is a way for us to ensure that our community is mindful of Indigenous presence and land rights on a daily basis.
We would like to acknowledge that Greenwood is situated upon traditional territories. The territories include the Wendat, Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations, and the Métis Nation. The treaty that was signed for this particular parcel of land is collectively referred to as the Toronto Purchase and applies to lands east of Brown’s Line to Woodbine Avenue and north towards Newmarket. We also recognize the enduring presence of Indigenous peoples on this land.
Rachael Swain, Greenwood's Staff Liaison, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, has curated a comprehensive suite of resources to share with the Greenwood community. Check back often for new additions!