Improving Diversity & Inclusion at Teach For Canada
Teach For Canada is a nonprofit organization that works with First Nations communities in northern Ontario to recruit, prepare, and support committed teachers. Part of the organization’s programming includes selected Teach For Canada teachers participating in the organization’s Summer Enrichment Program at Lakehead University and providing two years of professional and personal support to ensure the teachers succeed–and stay–in the classroom.
This project is aimed at improving diversity and inclusion (hereafter D&I) at Teach For Canada through the following 3-step approach:
- Assessing Teach For Canada’s existing D&I practices using D&I benchmarking resources
- Creating a comprehensive D&I strategy, complete with recommendations
- Developing a realistic timeline of next steps for gradual implementation across the organization
By: Gerri Lutaaya