The CBE is committed to inclusive learning environments for all our students and making schools safe, caring, welcoming and respectful. On Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018, the Calgary Board of Education Board of Trustees unanimously approved an amendment to Results 1: Mission, amending the CBE’s mission statement to include language which respects gender identity and gender expression.
The new mission statement is as follows:
“Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.”
“Language does matter. It’s about making sure that our words are inclusive and take into account the feelings and lives of others. This may be a small change of a few words, but these words matter,” said Board Chair Trina Hurdman.
The amendment was first introduced to the Board of Trustees by Trustee Julie Hrdlicka in December 2017. The amended mission statement will take effect immediately.