Commitment to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
Commitment to Anti-Racism
At the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study (JICS) Laboratory School, we celebrate our differences and similarities, and we are intentional about creating and supporting a diverse community. To us, learning among individuals who share divergent life stories and appreciating their respective cultures and experiences, is an invaluable aspect of a true education. Nurturing a respectful and inclusive school culture means paying close attention to individual experiences, our curriculum, admission work, our hirings, and our daily lives at the JICS Laboratory School.
The JICS Laboratory School is committed to equity and inclusion, and we acknowledge the importance of pro-actively and re-actively addressing all forms of racism/discrimination in developmentally appropriate ways with the children throughout the year. We know that we often get things wrong. We know we need to hear and deeply listen to the voices of our students, parent community and staff, and make sure our diversity and equity efforts are informed by these voices. We invite you to reach out and inform us about your experiences, thoughts, concerns, suggestions.
Commitment to the Truth & Reconciliation
The JICS Laboratory School is committed to listening and responding actively to the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and diverse Indigenous voices across Turtle Island. We are committed to unlearning and relearning the true history of this country alongside Indigenous educators and students. Our work to bring environmental and land-based education into the heart of Canadian educational settings, will always be in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation.
We invite parents to explore the TRC’s Calls to Action in Child Friendly Language with your child/ren and use the youth-friend guide to the TRC’s Calls to Action by the First Nation Child and Family Caring Society.