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Faculty of Education

Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources


The following resources have been curated and recommended by our faculty with expertise in anti-racism, SHARE, and our EDI Committee, as well as recommendations from our teacher candidates and graduate student community. 

Primary/Junior (PJ) Resources

Guided Read Aloud, Creating an Inclusive Classroom "All Are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold

Developed by teacher candidate Rachel Alter

Reading Guide for Building an Anti-Racist Classroom "Antiracist Baby" by Ibram X. Kendi

Developed by teacher candidate Rachel Alter

Let's Talk About Prejudice- An elementary teacher's guide to challenging prejudice with "Let's Talk About Race"

Developed by teacher candidate Alison Bromley

An Elementary School Teacher's Guide to Studying Discrimination

Developed by teacher candidate Alison Bromley


Teaching Resources developed by ETFO

Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup

A selection of resource for teaching anti-racism focused on primary grades


Book Recommendations for PJ

Guide for Selecting Anti-Bias Children’s Books

An accessible guide for ensuring diversity in your reading selection from Social Justice Books

Diverse Books for Children

A resource for choosing diverse books from Embrace Race

Every Student Reflected

Created by teacher candidates Emily Cehic and Jaden Diminno to recommend children's books featuring diverse characters

Broadening the Story: 60 Picture Books Starring Black Mighty Girls

A collection of diverse picture books for children


Intermediate/Senior (IS) Resources 

An Introduction to Teaching Environmental Racism

Developed by teacher candidate Braden Wylie

Teaching Diverse Perspectives in Canada Using Anti-Racism Resources- A Deep Dive into Experiences Canada Resources

Developed by teacher candidate Braden Wylie

Teach Outside the Box

Resources and tools on anti-racism and oppression from Think Outside the Box

Anti-Racism Books for Teens, Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Reading recommendations to help teens understand current events and begin working for change

Common Sense Media, Books about Racism and Social Justice for Teens

A selection of books that tell stories of peoples' experiences of racism and of those who put their lives on the line for equality and social justice


Film and Media Recommendations 

Finding Moonlight

A Black queer counter-archive dedicated to cultivating works that centre or feature representations of Black queer life on screen. Also includes a database of over 90 Black queer activists, artists, poets, performers, actors and singers. 

#GoodAncestor Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

An interview by Layal F. Saad with Robin DiAngelo 

Henceforward: Policing Black Lives, an Interview with Robyn Maynard 

Danielle Cantave and Sefanit Habtom interview Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present


Mental Health and Wellness

Resources for Black Healing

Mental health  and self-care supports and resources for Black students and communities

Five Resources to Support Healthy, Caring and Inclusive School Communities

Developed by Ever Active Schools, a Canadian organization focused on building healthy communities 


General Resources (K-12 and teacher education)

Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

Developed by our faculty, staff, and students in support of the #ScholarStrike.

Questions to Ask While Evaluating Resources Featuring Indigenous, POC and/or LGBTQ+ People and Communities (PDF)

Vetting Resources & Culturally Responsive Teaching (PowerPoint)

Developed and adapted by the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Coordinator, Liv Rondeau, these guides help you to vet the resources you're considering for your classroom 

Inclusive and Empathetic Language Use Guidelines 

A guide created by the Alliance for Healthier Communities

Learning about Racism - Canada Race Relations Foundation 

A free on-line program that brings together subject matter experts to offer an accessible curriculum and reading materials to learn about racism in Canada

Equity and Inclusive Education: A Compendium of Resources for Elementary and Secondary School Teachers

A set of resources developed by the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) on supporting equity in Ontario's schools

Racial Equity Tools

Tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas to increase understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level

Embracing Equity

Resources developed by a U.S.-based cross-racial coalition working to embrace equity

Anti Racism Tools for Educators 

A set of resources compiled by the Anti-Racism Resource Centre

Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppressive Education Teaching Strategies

A resource developed by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia

Safe @ School, Lesson Plans and Tool Kits

Resources and professional learning modules developed by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and the Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions

Anti-racism Online Resources, British Columbia Teachers' Federation 

Islamic History Month Resources

Teaching ideas, curriculum connections, and resources for Islamic History month (October). These thoughtful resources will bring the history, science, literature, and ideas of the Islamic world into your teaching and learning. Curated by PhD student Hassina Alizai