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Additional resources for inclusive language

Inclusive language promotes respectful and accepting interactions. Language has a powerful impact on shaping ideas, perceptions and attitudes, and should be accurate, fair and respectful. Language is not static; it is constantly evolving.

Support materials. The following video clips may assist in facilitating discussion about inclusive language:

Introduction and context

Amanda Marshall’s “Everybody’s Got a Story” video

Words shape our beliefs.                                

TedTalk:  Chimamanda Adichi’s Single Story 3:00-4:50

Infographics:        Inclusive Language:  Ethno-Cultural, Racial and Faith

                           Inclusive Language:  Aboriginal Peoples

Question:  What is new information or what stands out for you?


Words shape our beliefs and our belief in ourselves.

YouTube clip:  Hannah

Infographics:        Inclusive Language:  Disabilities

                           Inclusive Language:  Appearance, Age, Socio-Economic Status

Question:  How does the use of inclusive language relate to your role?


Words can be powerful.

Ellen and Anderson Cooper talk show chat on the use of “that’s so gay”.    

Infographics:        Inclusive Language:  Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

                           Inclusive Language:  Gender

Question:  How, in your role, can you support the use of more Inclusive language in our schools/workplace?



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Websites of interest

arrow   Aboriginal Education

arrow   Aboriginal Self Identification

arrow   International Student Program

arrow   Multicultural Calendar 2012

arrow   Ontario Human Rights Code

arrow   Freedom Day

arrow   Open Minds, Healthy Minds
    Ontario Multifaith Council -
    Manual & Resources

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