Inclusive schools that welcome all students, families and staff are central to public education in British Columbia. British Columbia School Trustees Association has always supported and led initiatives focused on uplifting all students and creating safe, welcoming environments where students can grow and learn.

Students should never bear the weight of hatred, and discrimination has no place within public education. We will continue to advocate for the needs of students throughout the province, and through our co-governance relationship with the Ministry of Education and Child Care, we will support the continued development of safe, inclusive learning environments.

We are a democratic society, and while we fully respect everyone’s right to express their opinions, we cannot tolerate intolerance at the doorstep of our schools. BCSTA is committed to supporting boards of education to ensure that students reach their full potential.