Helpful Diversity Related Resources

Legislation:


BC Human Rights Code
Canadian Human Rights Act
Canadian Employment Equity Act
Canadian Bill of Rights

Organizations:


BC Human Rights Tribunal
BC Human Rights Coalition
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Check Your Head (educates young people on issues of social justice)
Egale: is a national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) human rights organization: advancing equality, diversity, education and justice.
PFLAG Canada: PFLAG Canada is Canada's only national organization that helps all Canadians who are struggling with issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Research:

Diversity and Higher Education: Theory and Impact on Higher Education
The Benefits of Diversity in Education for Democratic Citizenship

Disability in Higher Education: Redefining Mainstreaming
Canadian Diversity (Journal)
Diversity in Higher Education (Journal)

Teaching Resources:

An Approach for Teaching Diversity
Indigenous Cultural Competency Training Program
Creating Inclusive College Classrooms (University of Michigan)
Walking Together: First Nation, Metis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum
On Diversity in Teaching and Learning: A Compendium (University of Colorado)
Transforming a Course (Centre for Instructional Development and Research Teaching and Learning Bulletin)
Teaching in Racially Diverse Classrooms (Harvard University)
The Chilly Climate: How Men and Women are Treated Differently in Classrooms and at Work (several articles) (Dr. Bernice R. Sandler)
Checklist: Responding to Student Diversity (Carnegie Mellon University)
Managing Hot Moments in the Classroom (Harvard University)
Teaching Students Who Have Disabilities: What Faculty Can Do (University of Michigan)
Teaching and Learning For Diversity (University of Toronto at Scarborough)
Suggestions for Teaching International Students More Effectively (Oxford Brookes University)
Teaching a Diverse Student Body (University of Virginia)


General Information:

Canadian Centre for Diversity
AMSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC)
Transgender Health Program: The Transgender Health Program is an anonymous and confidential free service for anyone living in BC who has a transgender health question.

Videos

CBC Series: 8th Fire
Aboriginal Peoples, Canada, and the way forward.

First Person Plural (Trailer)
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Deann to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Deann's heartfelt journey makes First Person Plural a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities.

I'm Just Anneke (Trailer)
“I’m Just Anneke” is a portrait of a 12-year-old girl who loves ice hockey and has a loving, close-knit family. Anneke is also a hardcore tomboy and everybody she meets assumes she’s a boy. The onset of puberty has created an identity crisis for Anneke. Does she want to be a boy or a girl when she grows up, or something in between? To give her more time to make a decision, her doctor has put her on Lupron, a medicine that suppresses the hormones of adolescence. Despite rejection by her friends and struggles with suicidal depression, Anneke is determined to be true to herself and maintain a gender fluid identity that matches what she feels on the inside. “Anneke” takes us into the heart of a new generation of children who are intuitively questioning the binary gender paradigm.