KEY ISSUES

Truth and Reconciliation

Respond to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, articles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, and other key documents such as the reports on the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and In Plain Sight.


Justice - Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Justice - Equity, diversity and inclusion is a priority that needs greater emphasis and support for people of colour, LBGTQIA2S+ and people with disabilities. Students continue to express concerns over bullying, racism, transphobia, homophobia, lack of accessibility and accommodations, and a lack of belonging. Education is the way forward to create and foster a just and fair society.

Seismic Risk

Many Vancouver schools are still at significant seismic risk and this needs to be urgently addressed in order to protect our students and staff.


School Space

The lack of school space, especially in the downtown core, means that students have to commute across town to other schools. Parents are increasingly frustrated that they are unable to enrol their children in their neighbourhood schools. Short and long-term plans must respond to these concerns so that parents have certainty about their child’s school.


Climate Action

The Vancouver School Board should be the lead school district championing climate action. A starting point would be to adopt, align and act on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


Arts, Culture, and Sports

Years of low priority, poor support and inadequate funding has led to the decline of arts, culture, and sports within our schools. For many, a chance to participate in the visual and performing arts, and athletics has diminished. Now is the time to reinvest in these essential areas of public schooling.


Mental Health and Well-Being

The pandemic has shone a light on the importance of mental health and well-being. In spite of the challenges experienced over the past two years, students and staff have shown amazing resilience. The Board must encourage and support greater awareness and access to health and wellness programs for all students and staff.

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