SOGI123 Learning Burst Videos - SOGI 2 Inclusive Environments
SD57 is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and positive
environment for all students, families and employees, including those who self-identify
as LGBTQ+, including, but not limited to, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,
asexual, intersex, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit or queer, or who are questioning
their sexual orientation or gender identity. SD57 also recognizes that students and
other school community members of all sexual orientations and gender identities face
challenges within our schools and communities. It is with this rationale in mind and with
an understanding that each member of the school and district community bears the
responsibility for creating a safe, welcoming, inclusive and affirming environment for all
individuals that this policy is adopted.
SD57 is working collaboratively to support all our students through SOGI education. At the District level we have a SOGI District Lead, who supports curriculum and SOGI education in classrooms. The District Lead chairs the SOGI Advisory Committee, a group of representatives from across the district and community. They work together to bring forward initiatives and voices for all of our students in SD57. This includes designing inclusivity t-shirts for Pink Shirt Day in April, pushing for waste receptacles in every bathroom stall district-wide and ensuring every district building has access to a gender neutral washroom. The SOGI Advisory committee also helped to design a SOGI Engagement Kit for every school in the district to support our SOGI School Leads. Our School Leads help support all of our students, through SAFE/GSA/QSA clubs, school initiatives and events.