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The Black Student Voices Matter Project

BSVM report 1-Page Summary Final.jpgThe GECDSB has released the results of the Black Student Voices Matter project (link to complete report) which was undertaken as part of the board's Anti-Black Racism Strategy. The report was compiled through interviews with student interviews focusing on: identity; school belonging; school safety; healthy relationships; health and well-being; and future prospects.

Among the findings were that most students interviewed felt safe at school but felt they were not fully supported by staff when dealing with issues of racism. Most also submitted that there should be more Black teachers and support staff in their schools.

The report concludes with 4 recommendations, including a future, more in-depth study.