BC is in Year 2 of SOGI 1 2 3.
The BC SOGI Educator Network now has participation from 51 of 60 districts.
There are 10 videos, 17 lesson plans, and 4 learning modules complete with PowerPoint presentations and facilitator’s guides specifically for BC educators.
BC has just created a parents brochure and will next create a parents video.
Southeast Kootenay School District
Southeast Kootenay School District voted to paint a rainbow crosswalk outside of their district office in Cranbrook as a symbol of inclusion and acceptance. A group of students and teachers at Fernie Secondary School were catalysts for the entire school district after painting their crosswalk in summer 2017.
Parent Resource Translation
Vancouver School Board
The Vancouver School Board in collaboration with Trans Care BC created a Q&A document for parents and caregivers of transgender and gender-diverse youth. The booklet has been translated into Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Punjabi, and Vietnamese. All versions will be available on the updated VSB website.
GSA Bus Transportation
Langley School District
Langley School District removed a big barrier for student GSA leaders across the district by providing a school bus to take them to/from district GSA meetings. Now, leaders from school-based GSAs can not only meet with their respective schools but also as a district to share ideas and explore issues together.
New SOGI Policy
Prince George School District
Prince George School District has revised its old LGBTQ policy and passed a new SOGI policy in January 2018. The new policy adds inclusive language to support transgender and gender non-confirming students and requires all schools in the district to have gender-neutral bathrooms and change rooms.
Burnaby School District
Burnaby School District has hosted a series of information sessions for parents wanting to learn more about SOGI-inclusive education in Burnaby schools. The sessions are co-hosted by the SOGI District Leads and District Leadership and provide an opportunity to engage curious parents in productive discussion around SOGI.