Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

Ashbury’s commitment to fostering inclusivity, embracing pluralism and condemning all forms of racism and discrimination continues. In the summer of 2020, Ashbury’s pluralism project began to ensure the inclusive, safe and respectful environment that we seek for all in our community. This has been a collective effort involving over 80 students, staff, alumni, parents and board members working on five design teams focused on various aspects of school life.  This work is part of a continuum of dialogue and improvement that will support Ashbury’s strategic goal of fostering an inclusive school community that builds on the strength of its diversity and school motto Probitas, Virtus, Comitas – Honesty, Courage and Kindness.

Join us as we learn about, from and with each other to ensure that all students, staff, parents and community members feel welcomed, appreciated and respected.

Interested in learning more about what we do to promote pluralism? Engage with us at pluralism@ashbury.ca 

Ashbury’s commitment to fostering inclusivity and embracing pluralism is embodied in the following Pluralism Recommendations.

In the summer of 2020, Ashbury’s pluralism project was started to ensure the inclusive, safe and respectful environment that we seek for all in our community. This has been a collective effort involving over 80 students, staff, alumni, parents and board members working on five design teams focused on various aspects of school life. The design teams were organised into the following groups: People, Programs, Education, Spaces and Culture and each team provided research and suggestions that relate to their focus area.

The project has produced a series of recommendations for near- and long-term suggestions that could be implemented to better encourage a welcoming and inclusive environment at the school. Many of the action items recommended by the Pluralism project are already in motion as we begin to engage meaningfully with pluralism in this academic year. Many thanks to the dedicated volunteers who contributed to this project.

People

To further the diverse make-up of our board, faculty, administration, student body and volunteer groups including the international, national, and local communities we serve.

Education

Over their time at Ashbury, students will be exposed to courses, projects, and resources that represent a broad diversity of perspectives across all subject areas and grade levels. This exposure recognizes that Canadians have a special duty to learn from and engage Indigenous and pluralistic perspectives.

Programs

To advance our mission to include further experiences that apply a pluralism lens to existing programs and enable students to become pluralistic global citizens.

Spaces

The physical campus will be safe, welcoming, and accessible to all members of our community. There will be sym­bols and landmarks that reflect a commitment to Pluralism on campus and in the buildings.

Culture

The school culture will be welcoming, inclusive and growth minded. We strive for a community in which all members feel they belong, have a voice and are reflected in the institution.

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