ABEE Report: Indigenous Education: “Walking on Both Sides of the River”

ABEE / CELA (the Advisory Board on English Education / La Commission de l'éducation en langue anglaise) is an advisory board that has existed in Quebec for a number of years. It's mandate is to "advise the Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research on all matters affecting the educational services offered in English elementary [...]

Kaléidoscope: Kid Lit Directory with equality in mind!

Finding books that promote equality and inclusion can often be a daunting task, the Centre Filles of the Québec City YWCA has created a tool to help you out. They have just launched an online directory, Kaléidoscope, featuring titles “en français” for kids from 0 to 12 years old that [...]

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

This seemed like a particularly appropriate reblog as we are celebrating Black History Month. The author, Mike Hays, stresses the positive side of being different and the need to respond to these differences with empathy. As such, the blog encourages us to embrace cultural differences, to take a new look at [...]

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review Linky! – Jump Into A Book

Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review Linky! This link will take you to a number of great reviews and suggestions to shore up any multicultural collection. Jump into a Book is a great resource for all things multicultural and it also delves into environmental issues. The sight can be a [...]

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Promoting Canadian Identity and Diversity in Your Library

Leading Learning, the Canadian Library Association's publication of school library standards, states that, "Our school libraries should reflect our common values of equity, diversity, and cultural identity as well as best approaches in the educational and library professions."  In several standards, it stipulates that print and digital collections are inclusive and support Canadian identity as well [...]