Stand Up. Speak Out.
Last year, we launched Stand Up Speak Out as a year-long CCRCE program that will act as one of the vehicles we use to help support our staff and students in their relational, culturally responsive and social justice approaches.
For our 2020-21 year, we are continuing our focus on How to Be an ALLY, presenting a variety of opportunities for our staff and students to engage with current societal issues, including Black Lives Matter and Treaty Education.
We acknowledge there is still so much work to be done, but we will strive to listen and learn from others, better understanding the lived experiences of marginalized peoples, and becoming better equipped to be an ally when the time arises.
How to Be an Ally: Listen & Learn Life Lessons for Kids and Adults
A Acceptance (Accept each other’s diversity and your own biases)
L Listen (Listen to others’ perspectives and lived experience)
L Learn (Listen to learn, not to argue)
Y You (What action will you take?)
Mini Life Lessons Video Series
Aligning with CCRCE's Social Justice Pillars (Released throught the 2020-21 School Year)
How to Be An Ally: What Is a Treaty?
Stand Up. Speak Out. Resources for Parents, Guardians, Students and Schools
By getting everyone - students, staff, parents/guardians and community partners - on the same page when it comes to bullying and its root cause: poor relationships.
This isn't just about one person. By its very definition, a relationship involves more than one person. So, this issue comes down to how we interact with each other, how we treat one another and how we deal with feelings of anger and unhappiness. Those feelings and how to deal with them, that's all part of a larger idea called Social and Emotional Learning or SEL. All of these things are part of a larger focus at CCRCE, our Race Relations, Cross-Cultural Understanding and Human Rights Social Justice Framework.
In cooperation with Dalhousie University, three handbooks to help guide and inform students, parents, guardians and community members were developed. These handbooks contain great information about recognizing bullying behaviours, steps to take if you suspect that your child is being bullied, has bullied others or has witnessed bullying. They also offer insight into the Social and Emotional Learning approach being used in CCRCE schools.
As a parent, guardian or member of your local community you are a Role Model for CCRCE students. Your words and actions show students, everyday, how to treat one another - with kindness, respect and compassion or contempt, ridicule and intolerance. As an adult, it is your choice. Join us and be a Role Model for the students in your community and the children in your home.
Bullying happens everywhere: at home, in the office, at your worksite, in the park, on the street and at the grocery store. We can combat bullying by learning to deal with our relationship problems in a healthy, constructive way. As adults we can combat bullying by stopping it whenever and wherever we see it happen.
Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying.
You can learn more about bullying by reading and sharing our Guide for Parents, Guardians and Communities with your family, friends and co-workers.
Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you Stand Up and Speak Out you’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero! Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.
Heroes help other people. Everyday Heroes aren’t super, and they can’t fly. But Heroes CAN stop bullying! When you Speak Out, you’re being a Hero! When you tell a parent, guardian or a person at your school about bullying you are a Hero
Bullying hurts everyone. It hurts the person being bullied. It hurts the people who see bullying. It hurts the person bullying others. If we all work together we can stop bullying, and that makes us all Heroes.
You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Elementary Students with your parents or guardians.
Leaders help other people. When they see bullying happen, they try to stop it. When you Stand Up and Speak Out, that’s the action of a Leader. When you reach out to someone being bullied, that makes you a Leader. When you tell your parents/guardians, a teacher, bus driver, custodian, guidance counsellor or your principal about bullying, that makes you a Leader. When we Stand Up Together we can stop bullying.
You can learn more about bullying by reading our Guide for Middle and High School Students.