The Every Teacher project is set to launch at Convocation Hall (2nd floor of Wesley Hall), University of Winnipeg, on October 11 at 11:00AM.
The Every Teacher project is a national study designed to identify and make widely available the collective expertise that exists among Canadian teachers on inclusive education practices for sexual and gender minority students. This study will enable us to learn what educators think about the climate of Canada’s schools for LGBTQ students; which approaches to inclusion of these students seem to work, and in what contexts, and which don’t; what supports educators in doing this work, and what holds us back.
Every teacher organization in English Canada has enthusiastically agreed to support this project. These include the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Yukon Teachers’ Association, Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association, Nunavut Teachers’ Association, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, Alberta Teachers’ Association, Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation, Manitoba Teachers’ Society, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, Ontario Teachers’ Federation, Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers, New Brunswick Teachers’ Association, Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union, Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation, and Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association. We are very excited to see this clear evidence of teachers across the country moving strongly to improve school climate for LGBTQ students.
The project is headed by Dr. Catherine Taylor at The University of Winnipeg in partnership with The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Catherine also served as lead researcher in partnership with Egale Canada Human Rights Trust for the First National Climate Survey on Homophobia and Transphobia in Canadian Schools. The Every Teacher project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.