Social Justice

Social Justice is based on concepts including human rights, equity, fairness, and economic egalitarianism. It requires inspiring, working with, and organizing others to collaboratively accomplish a goal consistent with these concepts.

Very simply, it is a movement towards a more socially just world through the actions of a group of individuals working together to achieve its goals. Students, staff and the school community who participate in social justice actions often categorize their efforts as attempts to “give back” or to contribute to the greater good in their community or abroad.

 

Recommended Websites

  1. Center for Social Justice is a Canadian site that provides information on key issues relating to social justice - http://www.socialjustice.org/

  2. Canadian Council on Social Development site offers resources regarding a variety of poverty-related issues - http://www.ccsd.ca

  3. Teaching Tolerance is a site for educators to find thought-provoking news, lessons, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools - http://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources
  4. For more recommended and relevant links, view contents in Poverty & Socio-Economic Issues and Human Rights and Peace

Please view the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Calendar for more information on holy days and days of significance.