For many newcomers to Canada, their first impression of the First Peoples of Canada often comes in the form of an outdated study guide for the citizenship test.
In Canada, provincial and territorial governments determine who can vote in municipal elections, and they all currently have laws restricting that right to Canadian citizens.
As an educator in Canada, whose homeland has been inhabited by Indigenous peoples long before me, I have the opportunity and responsibility to teach this history to my students.
The tides are turning in how education can involve essential skills for growth, as well as inclusive and diverse examples that reflect students’ lives.
Students with physical disabilities need inclusive and specialized financial literacy training to prepare them to reach financial stability in adulthood.
We may believe we are creating inclusive, “multicultural” teaching environments, all while being completely unaware of the systemic racism that still impacts our students.
The first steps a student takes after graduation are as critical as graduating itself. While some students have a clearly defined plan and purpose, many others do not.