Equity in Foothills School Division
We acknowledge that racism exists in society. It is our responsibility as an educational organization to listen, learn, and grow. Working towards equality and a society free of prejudice and racism can and must be accomplished together.
Everyone has a right to an education that is in a safe and inclusive environment. Foothills School Division does not and will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind. You are welcome and valued in our halls and our classrooms regardless of race, religious beliefs, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, or sexual orientation.
Foothills School Division has a responsibility to create, maintain, and promote a welcoming, caring, respectful, and safe learning environment that respects diversity, equity, and human rights and fosters a sense of inclusion and belonging for all students and staff and community.
In meeting our responsibility, we will continue to engage our students, staff and community for the benefit of all.
Superintendent of Schools
Please consider the following supports for students and families:
- Center for Racial Justice in Education: Resources for Talking about Race, Racism and Racialized Violence with Kids
- National Association of School Psychologists: Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers
- Something Happened in Our Town
- NPR What to Say to Kids When the News is Scary
- Helping Children Cope: Talking Tips for Talking About Tragedy
- Talking to Children about Tragedies and Other News Events
- Helping Youth After Community Trauma
- Facing History and Ourselves
To learn more about Foothills School Division and how we align with the Alberta Human Rights Act and Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, visit: