EdCan Network Bulletin – July 2020
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I am doing an independent online research project to collect anonymous stories of racial bias in ECE spaces. It is at this website (with links to social media on the buttons at the top).
1. Established best practices for developing anti-racist policies in education start with this kind of research (Source: Centre for Race and Culture), however there isn’t capacity within most ECE organizations to do this at the moment.
2. Sometimes stories are easier to tell to someone who is “outside the system”, as people sharing stories of bias may feel uneasy about sharing with people in positions of power. There is a lot of precedent for online story-sharing as a vehicle for change. (Eg BLM, MeToo)
3. The project aims to use social media (FB and Instagram) to connect the ECE workforce to the academic research that has been done on anti-racist pedagogy and connect individual experiences to wider theories. In the article, ‘Nothing, or Almost Nothing, to Report: Early Childhood Educators and Discursive Constructions of Colorblindness”‘ (2017), the authors call for specific anti-racist initiatives and interventions, in particular training that helps white educators in identifying racist incidents that they would otherwise dismiss or ignore.
I am looking for:
-Feedback, critique, comment
-Ways to share the project with a wider audience of ECEs
Happy to answer any questions, and as this project is so far totally independent, I am interested in making changes based on feedback.
Thank you very much,
Our next Exploring Humanitarian Law Training for Educators is coming up next month! This is a (FREE) online event covering 3 hour sessions over 3 days. We are inviting you to learn from subject matter experts in education and international humanitarian response from August 10-12, 2020.
This online training will provide educators with more opportunities to engage in dialogue with field experts working in humanitarian and conflict related contexts. We will also be exploring and discussing tools for remote classrooms including our online resource Forced to Fight, Learn more about our resources for educators and register here.
EdCan Network Member Newsletter | Issue 6 | July 2020
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CSSE is seeking to hire a Communications Manager. The part-time role involves communicating with CSSE members, updating the website and other social media, publicizing the annual conference and other CSSE events, and other related activities as needed. The time commitment is approximately one to two days per week, remuneration is $9880 annually, and the person reports to the CSSE Board of Directors and Tim Howard, CSSE Director of Administration.
Tasks include writing and circulating a members’ newsletter at least four times a year, website maintenance and updates, social media management, and member communiqués from the Board of Directors. A key part of the communications portfolio is supporting and publicizing the activities of CSSE, including the annual conference and other related duties as required.
Qualifications and Skills
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
• The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work without supervision
• Familiarity with WordPress, InDesign, and Microsoft Office required
• Familiarity with Open Conference Systems, and Adobe Suite an asset
• Bilingualism (French/English) an asset
To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining relevant skills and experience and a current CV to the Board of Directors at email@example.com. DEADLINE: 6 AUGUST 2020
For questions or further information, please contact Tim Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of British Columbia – Dean of Education
Deadline|Date limite : Until filled | Jusqu’à combler
Presented by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Big Thinking lecture series is committed to bringing big ideas in the humanities and social sciences to new audiences – creating opportunities for researchers to challenge and inspire policy makers, citizens, academics, students and community members on the critical questions of our time.
Big Thinking on the Hill‘s audience consists of MPs, senators, policymakers, and members of the public. Big Thinking at Congress takes place at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, which brings together academics, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to share findings, refine ideas, and build partnerships that will help shape the Canada of tomorrow.
The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes proposals for a Big Thinking lecture or panel featuring scholar(s) in any discipline of the humanities and social sciences, on the topic of the 2020 US election.
The event will take place virtually on a date to be determined, sometime between October 20 – November 17, 2020. Read more in our Call for Proposals.
Do you have an idea for a future lecture or panel featuring scholars in the humanities or social sciences that you think is a great fit for Big Thinking? Submit your idea below!
Nous souhaitons vous informer de l’ouverture d’un appel de projets dans le cadre d’un programme de soutien financier administré par le Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes : le Programme d’appui aux relations canadiennes (PARC).
Un appel de projets est actuellement ouvert dans le cadre du volet 2 « Dialogue citoyen ».
Le volet 2 « Dialogue citoyen » appuie prioritairement des projets qui visent à mettre en place ou à renforcer des structures ou des réseaux canadiens de collaborations et d’échanges impliquant des organismes québécois (par exemple : réseaux pancanadiens, forums de dialogue, écoles d’été).
Nous encourageons le dépôt de projets qui visent ces objectifs dans tous les domaines. Toutefois, cette année, une attention particulière sera portée aux projets qui permettent aux organismes québécois de créer ou d’intégrer les collaborations et les réseaux pancanadiens en lien avec la crise de la COVID-19, sa gestion et à la transformation de notre société pendant et après la crise.
Avis COVID : Nous considérons comme importante la poursuite de la participation d’organismes québécois à des échanges pancanadiens en ces temps de crise sanitaire. Toutefois, nous devons tous contribuer à la lutte contre la COVID-19. Par conséquent, tout projet soumis au PARC doit démontrer sa capacité à respecter les consignes de santé publique qui seront en vigueur au moment de sa réalisation et prévoir en conséquence plusieurs scénarios de réalisation. Nous encourageons d’ailleurs l’utilisation de la technologie afin de faciliter les échanges pendant cette période particulière.
Les projets devront être déposés au plus tard le vendredi 25 septembre 2020, à 17 h.
Pour plus de renseignements concernant le programme, le type de projets soutenus et les modalités de dépôt d’une demande de subvention, nous vous invitons à consulter la page Web du programme. Les organismes qui souhaitent déposer une demande de subvention sont invités à utiliser le formulaire disponible sur notre site Internet.
Par ailleurs, les organismes souhaitant déposer un projet pour l’autre volet du programme, le volet 1 « Échange d’expertise », peuvent le faire à tout moment durant l’année. Ce volet appuie prioritairement des activités d’échange entre spécialistes québécois et canadiens, tenues au Canada, y compris au Québec, qui contribuent au transfert d’expertise entre le Québec et les autres provinces et les territoires et au rayonnement de l’expertise québécoise.
Pour toute question ou information, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec la Direction de la francophonie, de la réflexion stratégique et des affaires publiques canadiennes :
I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Census of Population questionnaire has been published on Statistics Canada’s website.
Statistics Canada will conduct the next census in May 2021, and the questions being asked reflect our needs for information based on rigorous testing. Canadians have relied on census data to tell us about how our country is changing and what matters to us, for over a century.
Through good and challenging times, the census has been depicting Canada’s changing mosaic—giving Canadians facts on where they came from, where they are, and where they are heading. We all depend on key socio-economic trends and analysis from the census to make important decisions that affect our families, our neighbourhoods and our businesses.
Decisions on the 2021 Census have been made in collaboration with Canadians and for Canadians. To write the next chapter of Canada’s data foundation, Statistics Canada conducted country-wide engagements as well as a census test with over 135,000 households. This helped us to determine whether new or revised questions allowed for timely and relevant data—the kind of data that decision makers in communities across the country use to plan services that support employment, education and health care.
With census data, Canadian associations make complex decisions and customize programs to their members and constituents, thereby allowing for service delivery to be adjusted to local needs. Census data provides important information on our rich cultural and ethnic background, our linguistic profile and the diversity of the Canadian population. Statistics Canada needs your support and collaboration now more than ever to provide the foundation of methodologically sound, high quality data to respond to the needs of the nation.
Statistics Canada has adapted its approach to the reality of COVID-19 to ensure that every Canadian has an opportunity to be heard and that the 2021 Census is conducted in the best and safest way possible. We anticipate nearly 100% participation by all Canadians and 80% of them are expected to complete the questionnaire through an efficient, secure and user-friendly online application. The census has been re-designed to ensure Canadians and census enumerators are safe by limiting the amount of contact needed to participate in this important exercise.
With the continued support and collaboration of millions of Canadians, the new 2021 Census will provide even more accurate information, including disaggregated data that associations, governments, businesses, communities, and individual Canadians can trust to make informed decisions.
For an exclusive and in-depth look at the census, its history, the laws that regulate it, how it is planned and conducted, please consult Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population online.
For the latest 2021 Census information and developments, I invite you to visit our website The road to the 2021 Census and also follow us on social media.
Chief Statistician of Canada
Statistics Canada / Government of Canada