School Culture & Environment
Anti-Racism & Equity
CBE CARES: Collaboration for Anti-Racism and Equity Supports (CARES)
Introduced in June 2020, CBE CARES serves to advance equity, anti-racism and inclusion within the CBE. Every student should have the opportunity to succeed personally and academically regardless of background, identity or personal circumstances.
Dr. Marie Delorme is supporting this important work. Dr. Delorme is well respected in leadership and organization, and her research focuses on inter-cultural leadership.
In the 2020-21 school year, Dr. Delorme held meetings with Advisory Council members and hosted multiple listening sessions to hear lived experiences with racism, equity and inclusion at the CBE. The Chief Superintendent of Schools also met with Indigenous Elders on the CBE Elders Advisory Council, and the Indigenous Education Team met with Elders to seek their guidance.
Addressing racism and discrimination is ongoing work. It takes more than one conversation with staff, students, and community. The CBE is committed to positive change.
The CBE, in continued partnership with Dr. Delorme, is developing actionable strategies to advance this work. The CBE is accounting for the input gathered from the Advisory Council and listening sessions and reflecting best practices to address racism and discrimination in the school board context.