Anti-Racism and Diversity Resources

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

Primary/Junior (PJ) Resources  Intermediate/Senior (IS) Resources  Mental Health and Wellness 

General Resources

Primary/Junior (PJ) Resources

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

Developed by teacher candidate Rachel Alter

Guided Read Aloud (PDF 253 KB)

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

Developed by teacher candidate Rachel Alter

Reading Guide (PDF 1,344 KB)

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

Let's Talk About Prejudice (PDF 1,238 KB)

An Elementary School Teacher's Guide to Studying Discrimination

Developed by teacher candidate Alison Bromley

Teacher's Guide (PDF 1,735 KB)

Teaching Resources developed by ETFO

A selection of resources 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

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Diverse Books for Children

A resource for choosing diverse books from Embrace Race

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Every Student Reflected

A website that recommends children's books featuring diverse characters

Created by teacher candidates Emily Cehic and Jaden Diminno

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Broadening the Story: 60 Picture Books Starring Black Mighty Girls

A collection of diverse picture books for children

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I Am Anne Frank

This picture book is an introduction to the Holocaust and who Anne Frank was.

Recommended by teacher candidate Madeline Elman

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Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

In this picture book a young girl finds an enslaved person seeking refuge in her family's barn.

Recommended by teacher candidate Madeline Elman

Chapters-Indigo link

Intermediate/Senior (IS) Resources

An Introduction to Teaching Environmental Racism

Developed by teacher candidate Braden Wylie

Teacher's Guide (PDF 19.4 MB)

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

Developed by teacher candidate Braden Wylie

Teacher's Guide (PDF 727 KB)

Teach Outside the Box

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

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Anti-Racism Books for Teens, Kingston Frontenac Public Library

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

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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

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Using Facts to Respond to Anti-Semitism

Recommended by teacher candidate Madeline Elman

Lesson Plan (PDF 525 KB)

Making Space

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice Throughout the K-12 Curriculum.

Recommended by teacher candidate Madeline Elman

PDF document (6.9 MB)

Navigating the Conflict Zone and Becoming an Ally

Recommended by teacher candidate Madeline Elman

Toolkit (PDF document 7.6 MB)

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. 

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#GoodAncestor Robin DiAngelo on White Fragility

An interview by Layal F. Saad with Robin DiAngelo

Video link

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

Podcast link

Mental Health and Wellness

Resources for Black Healing

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

PDF Document (997 KB)

Resources to Support Healthy, Caring and Inclusive School Communities

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

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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 2020 #ScholarStrike.

PDF Document (1,653 KB)

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

PDF Document (275 KB)

Vetting Resources & Culturally Responsive Teaching

Powerpoint presentation

Inclusive and Empathetic Language Use Guidelines

A guide created by the Alliance for Healthier Communities

PDF Document (619 KB)

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

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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

PDF Document (888 KB)

Racial Equity Tools

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

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Embracing Equity

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

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Anti Racism Tools for Educators

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

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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

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Anti-racism Online Resources, British Columbia Teachers' Federation

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Islamic History Month Resources

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

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