The Durham District School Board has created the Compendium for Black Student Success to enhance DDSB practices to support, enhance, celebrate and be responsive to our Black communities. As a Board, we recognize there is an importance in the voice and representation for closing gaps for our Black students. Last year, the Anti-Black Racism Strategy Framework was released stating by 2036, racialized people will account for an estimated 48% of Ontario's population. "Systemic racism occurs when institutions or systems create or maintain racial inequity, often as a result of hidden institutional biases in policies, practices and procedures that privilege some groups and disadvantage others."
~Anti-Black Racism Strategy, 2017
There is a breadth of
research supporting the need for the writing and implementation of this
document. This compendium will Ensure Equity by providing a framework to
ensure the success for our black students. The document and its implementation
support our Equity and Inclusive Education Policy #4107 creating an inclusive
environment where all stakeholders have a sense of support and belonging.
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