On the weekend, I sat down to read The Globe and Mail and was immediately taken by Sylvia Stead’s opinion piece entitled, “The media must reflect reality: We need more diverse sources and story subjects.” I couldn’t have agreed more and,
The Best Path Is Rarely a Straight Line
At St. Clement’s we often repeat this statement as a reminder that things are never straight forward and the most important learning is messy. While we are oftentimes daunted by the journey that lies before us,
Building A Community
On Friday afternoon, after the girls had left and I had just finished catching up with several of our staff, I walked down the hallway and paused to read a poster on a bulletin board outside the Grade 7 classrooms.
St. Clement’s School has long embraced the issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and all were at the fore during the School’s recent Ally Weeks.
Spearheaded by SCS’s Diversity Student Committee and organized in collaboration with students from the Indigenous Affairs Circle,
Being A Good Person
I finished reading an excellent book this weekend by Dr. Dolly Chugh entitled The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias. I know this book and its teachings will stay with me for a long time as it has challenged my thinking,
It’s Not Just The Power of Voice
Last week I wrote about the importance of voice in effecting change, and while I consider myself an optimist, I am troubled by the messages that women and girls have been receiving over the last several weeks.
Breaking or Bridging: There is No Choice
From Thursday to Saturday of this past week, Ms Henricks and I attended the White Privilege Conference held at Ryerson University while faculty member Ms Singhal and eight of our girls from Grades 10-12 attended the one-day Institute on Wednesday.
The Double Bind: Making the Invisible Visible
This weekend I read two poignant and timely articles. Both stressed the urgency of not just talking about feminism and equality, but also ensuring equity in these conversations by addressing the double bind that women of colour face when it comes to accessing positions of leadership.