By 2025, 30% of Alberta's students will be immigrant and ethnocultural youth.

By 2032, an average of 50% of Alberta's classrooms will be composed of students of immigrant and ethnocultural background.

Is our educational system ready?

This initiative aims to understand the impact of racism on school inclusion and academic attainment of ethnocultural youth. It also aims to identify strategies to ensure that our schools continue to be inclusive safe spaces for immigrant and ethnocultural youth to access quality education.

Stories

We will use the power of individual stories of project volunteers to explore the collective experience of immigrant and ethnocultural youth in our schools.

Research

We will conduct background research on policies and practices that currently work in addressing racism in schools, as well as those that may need to be strengthened.

Collaboration

We will work with the community and stakeholders to develop solutions and strategies to address the gaps and build on the policies that work. 

Advocacy

We will build the capacity of a team of advocates that will conduct public education,  lead conversations on the issues, and support opportunities to further strengthen our school system.

Arts Based Process

We will be employing an arts-based process to engage with the community and stakeholders, and to co-create advocacy tools with our project participants.

Stories

We will use the power of individual stories of project volunteers to explore the collective experience of immigrant and ethnocultural youth in our schools.

Research

We will conduct background research on policies and practices that currently work in addressing racism in schools, as well as those that may need to be strengthened.

Collaboration

We will work with the community and stakeholders to develop solutions and strategies to address the gaps and build on the policies that work. 

Advocacy

We will build the capacity of a team of advocates that will conduct public education,  lead conversations on the issues, and support opportunities to further strengthen our school system.

Arts Based Process

We will be employing an arts-based process to engage with the community and stakeholders, and to co-create advocacy tools with our project participants.

Funders

Government of Alberta

Funding provided by the Anti-Racism Community Grant Program through the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (culture.alberta.ca)

City of Calgary

Funding provided by the City of Calgary through the Calgary Arts Development Authority.

Calgary Arts Development Authority

Funding provided through the ArtShare Program of CADA.

Partners

Antyx
Action Dignity
University of Calgary
Ambrose University
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