Equity, Inclusion & Anti-Racism


DSBN Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism
Community Advisory Committee

DSBN is committed to identifying and eliminating all forms of discrimination and systemic barriers. A part of our vision is to create a culture of transformative and impactful change through an inclusive design that uses an asset-based lens of our students and is anchored in anti-oppression, anti-racism and human rights. In support of this commitment to creating an inclusive environment in our schools, the DSBN has established the Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Community Advisory Committee (EIARCAC) to draw in the participation of families and our communities.

The DSBN Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Community Advisory Committee meets following a quarterly schedule determined by the Committee. As a Committee Member, you will be providing advice and feedback using anti-oppressive, anti-racist and human rights lenses to ensure that decisions, policies and practices do not create barriers to Black, Indigenous, Racialized, Two-spirit and LGBTQIA+ and other groups marginalized by societal structures.

The committee is inviting applications from:

  • students
  • parents/guardians/caregivers
  • community representative from human rights and equity-focused organizations, alliances and/or networks that serves Black, Indigenous, Racialized communities, Two-spirit and LGBTQI2S+ communities, ethno-cultural communities, and people with disabilities

This position is a two-year term and ends on June 30, 2022.

Please see more details in the letters below:

If you are interested in participating, please complete and submit the appropriate application form:

Last day to submit applications is Friday, March 5, 2021.

DSBN Equity Team
Zakia Hamdani, Consultant of Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
Pratima Burton, Student Achievement Leader of Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
Kelly Pisek, Superintendent of Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism
Shannon Mitchell, Chair of Trustee Equity Advisory Committee