What's happening in British Columbia?

 
 
 
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BC is in Year 2 of SOGI 1 2 3.

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The BC SOGI Educator Network now has participation from 54 of 60 districts.

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There are 10 videos, 17 lesson plans, and 4 learning modules complete with PowerPoint presentations and facilitator’s guides specifically for BC educators.

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BC has just created a parent brochure and parent videos. Parents can learn more and find brochures in other languages here.

 
 

STORIES

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Rainbow Crosswalk

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.

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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.

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Parent Sessions

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.

 
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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.

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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.

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