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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Greenwood is committed to bringing greater diversity, equity and inclusion to our community. 
Over the 2019-2020 school year, we at Greenwood began to take a close look at our systems and structures with the goal of identifying and removing all forms of bias. To realize the change inspired by anti-racist movements across North America, we have accelerated these efforts. 

On this page, you'll find:
  • information on the work we have done so far;
  • our plans for the remainder of 2020-2021; and
  • helpful resources related to diversity equity and inclusion.
We know this only the beginning. There is much more to be done in the years to come, and Greenwood is committed to doing that work. We plan to post regular updates on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives to this page in order to remain transparent and accountable to our community.

Highlighted Resource

This week, we'd like to highlight Overcoming Bias by Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman.

The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our hidden biases are formed. By becoming more self-aware, we can control knee-jerk reactions, conquer fears of the unknown, and prevail over closed-mindedness. In the end, Jana and Freeman’s central message is that you are not the problem—but you can be the solution.

Diversity Statement

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.

Land Acknowledgement

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.

Resources

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!

List of 4 items.

Monthly DEI Updates

List of 7 news stories.

Archive

News Articles

List of 3 news stories.

Archive

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