July/August - Inclusion
- Kids with special needs are different, but it's not bad. 6 Ways to Talk To Your Kids about Disabilities.
- Chapter books for kids that feature disabilities and neurodiverse characters
- Looking for some books that help explain Inclusion? Try these recommendations from the North Perth Public Library: Inclusion Book List
- Looking for books to better understand LGBTQ+ lifestyles? Try these
- Here's a little story about the cartoon Peanuts that illustrates how important inclusion can be.
- Need a confidence boost because you don't look and act the way everyone else does? Check out this TEDtalk by Mike Kinney "A Pro Wrestler's Guide to Confidence"
- What is loneliness? It can be considered as "The gap between what one desires in terms of connection/relationship and what one actually experiences". Wonder what it's like to be lonely? Check out this video "The Loneliness Project" to see how a guy reacts to a simulated situation of being alone for a week. Loneliness can contribute to mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, and addictions. A sense of belonging is vital if we are to aspire towards realizing our unique potential. www.thelonelinessproject.org
- The majority of Canadians have positive attitudes towards diversity and inclusion programs, but a new study reveals there is more work to be done to achieve truly inclusive workplaces. Smith School of Business and Catalyst Canada offer tips to help your organization increase the effectiveness of its D&I initiatives.
- A Letter To Parents Whose Children Stare At Me In Public. Or, How to Talk to Your Kids About Gender-Nonconforming People
- Here's a TEDx Talk about Diversity and Inclusion that talks about the "unconscious bias" we don't even realize we have and how we can overcome it: https://inclusionnation.org/ted-x-talk/