AC: Non-discrimination

Classification: 
A: Foundations and Basic Commitments
Code: 
AC

The Board of School Trustees (the “Board”) believes in equitable treatment for all individuals regardless of race, colour, ancestry, ethnic origin, religion, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or political beliefs.  The letter and spirit of the Canadian and B. C. Human Rights Acts shall be carefully observed, enforced, and supported, so that all members of the school community may work together in an atmosphere of respect and tolerance for individual differences.

This policy of non-discrimination shall prevail in all matters of instruction and course selection: in employment, promotion, and assignment of staff; in providing access to facilities; in the choice of instructional materials and the provision of career guidance and counselling; and in all matters pertaining to community relations.  Specifically, the Board will not tolerate hate crimes and propaganda, and will vigorously enforce policy and regulations dealing with such matters.

Based on Board actions of 1975 September 16, 1978 June 19, 1980 December 15, and current practice.

DMT Responsibility: AS-LS

Cross References: 
ACA*: Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism; FB: Facilities Planning; GBAB*: Employment Equity; GBCBA*: Sexual Harassment; IGBA: Programs for Disabled Students; IIA: Instructional Materials; IIAE*: Hate Crimes and Propaganda; JB: Equal Educational Opportunities; KLB: Public Complaints about the Curriculum/Instructional Materials.
Agreement References: 
Current Collective Agreements
Adopted Date: 
Sunday October 18, 1992
Revision Date: 
Dec 1996
Feb 1996
Feb 1999