b'Reconciliatory ActionIn 2020-2021, Greenwood held a Week of Reconciliatory Action. This week featured a number of speakers including Alexandra Biron 11, who identifies as Anishinaabe/Ojibway and is currently Senior Manager, Indigenous at Deloitte. Students were encouraged to reflect on their learning in multiple ways throughout the week. We also recognized Orange Shirt Day on September 30, asking students and staff to wear orange to remember the horrific impacts of Residential Schools. In 2021-2022, our focus on Indigenous communities and reconciliation was expanded to an Indigenous Identities Month, with a focus on Indigenous perspectives woven into the classroom and into events for the month of September. Incorporating these perspectives into curriculum in all subjects continues to be a focus.We would also like to note that our current work in this area is in many ways the culmination of work by James Southey 19, who originally suggested that Greenwood participate in Orange Shirt Day during his time at the school. Since that time, our focus on Indigenous history and narratives has broadened from one day to a focused month, with many threads running throughout the year. Thank you, James!Adapting to COVID-19As Grade 9-12 students learned from home on alternate days last year (and our whole campus was virtual for many weeks), our approach to moving diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging forward had to evolve. Engaging with DEI initiatives became an in-class expectation last year, with lessons and conversations embedded into classroom learning. Events such as Pride, Black History Month and International Womens Day were also observed through explicit curriculum connections.Staff Professional DevelopmentGreenwood staff participated in several workshops and professional development opportunities last year related to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Two teams of teachers worked on weaving diverse perspectives into the curriculum across several subjects, while Professional Learning and Development teams ran throughout the year. Staff members also participated in several workshops, including three sessions facilitated by The Collective, a Black-owned consultancy group that provides diversity, equity, inclusion and justice professional development. Certified coaches Demore Barnes and Shauna Barnes also worked with Greenwood staff members on diversity, equity and inclusion last year and will run two workshops for the broader community in 2021-2022. Our Work for 2021-2022Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive community at Greenwood is a major focus of our new strategic plan. Here are a few details on how were planning to move that work forward this year.Rachael Brownell-Swain is Greenwoods new Director, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Outreach. RachaelGreenwood observed Orange Shirt works with staff to ensure that all staff members have a foundational knowledge and understanding ofDay last year during our Week of Reconciliatory Action. In 2021-2022, anti-racism and anti-oppression education. She has designed a five-phase professional developmentour focus on Indigenous communities model which will help staff to gather common language and approach the work that needs to be done forand reconciliation was expanded to an collective understanding.Indigenous Identities Month.Rachael is also undertaking a systematic examination of Greenwoods systems and structures (including curriculum) to ensure that they support and foster diversity, equity and inclusion. She is using several measurement tools in her work, most notably an adapted version of the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) assessment created by Harvard University. The data collected will provide us with a road map on next steps in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and help us to measure our progress over time.Bethany Glick, who works with students on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, is now our Coordinator, Inclusion & Belonging. Rachael and Bethany, along with Erin Porter, Director, Student Life, have created themes for each of this years terms that tie together the DEI work for that term. For example, Term 1 is Identities, with the first three months of the year focusing on Indigenous identities, 2SLGBTQ+ identities and the legacy of identity, respectively. The themes for Terms 2 and 3 are Belonging and Community. Each term will begin with community-building activities related to empathy, encouraging students to truly consider others perspectives and reflect on how they can be effective allies.We look forward to continuing to share our progress with you on this ongoing journey. Each term this year will have a theme that ties together the work on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for that term; within the Identities theme, we focused on 2SLGBTQ+ identities in October.Greenwood9'