The See Different in-school program empowered students by providing them with the knowledge and tools to make meaningful change in their communities. Through a series of ten workshops led by a See Different facilitator, students were guided to explore the concepts of identity, diversity and inclusion, power and privilege, conflict management, peer mediation and allyship. During the second half of the program, students put these skills to work by designing a ‘School-Wide Initiative’, a project or campaign that addressed a diversity and inclusion challenge relevant to their school community.

As of Spring 2017, the See Different in school program was discontinued.

Teacher Toolkits

We are excited to announce the release of the See Different Teacher Toolkits. These online resources have been created to share best practices based on the See Different-school program. The games, exercises and concepts have supported high school teachers in bringing diversity and inclusion content into their classrooms. The toolkits include classroom or extracurricular programming material, which help high school students to value and embrace diversity and inclusion. Each of the five toolkits contains:

  • Professional development learning resources
  • A facilitator manual for each activity
  • Student handouts, and
  • A corresponding PowerPoint presentation that includes embedded multi-media resources (e.g. videos and images).

​The teacher toolkits provide learning activities on the following topics:

  • Identity
  • Power and privilege
  • Bias
  • Prejudice
  • Stereotypes
  • Discrimination
  • Allyship
  • Conflict mediation
  • Social action

The toolkits are available only in English. Click here to access them.

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the TELUS Greater Toronto Area Community Board for their generous contribution in supporting the development of these toolkits.


A special thank you also to members of our See Different Advisory Committee and other contributors who have been instrumental in the success of this program and the development of these toolkits:

  • Cecil Roach, Coordinating Superintendent of Equity and Community Services, York District School Board
  • Danny DiLallo, Vice-Principal, York Catholic District School Board
  • Laura Proctor, OCT
  • Maria Papadimitriou, MSc., MPH, CTDP
  • Pam Malins, PhD
  • Thomas Sasso, MA, PhD Candidate, University of Guelph
  • W. Y. Alice Chan, PhD Candidate, McGill University
  • Yara Kodershah, M.Ed