DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Policies & Processes

A core element of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategy is dedicated to ensuring that the policies and processes underpinning all aspects of the school’s operations are equipped to effectively promote and safeguard the principles of DEI. 

New Initiatives in 2020/21

  • Launch of DEI External Working Group and Written Report of Recommendations (June 2020-December 2020)
  • DEI Awareness, Education and Training opportunities for our school community (2020/21) including:
  • Launch of the Indigenous Leadership Bursary (September 2020)
  • Launch of Tuition and Affordability Task Force to recommend strategies aimed at making LCS more financially accessible to talented applicants from diverse backgrounds (Spring 2021). LCS currently awards a total of $1.2M in needs-based financial assistance to approximately 1 in 3 deserving students 
  • Enhanced Admissions process includes discussion about applicant’s alignment/commitment to our school values (September 2020)
  • Review/revision of language in student application form to be more inclusive (September 2020)
  • Review/revision of employee recruitment diversity, equity and inclusion statements, and formal “Acknowledgement of the Land.”

One to Two-Year (Medium-Term) Initiatives

  • Admissions: Review tactics aimed at ensuring LCS is accessible and inclusive to a diversity of student applicants
  • Human Resources: Review HR policies and procedures through a DEI lens and adopting the express goal of working towards our faculty and staff being more reflective of the diversity of our student body and of Canada
  • Governance: Continue to review our selection processes to ensure diversity figures prominently among the criteria assessed, and adopting the express goal of working towards governance bodies that are more reflective of the diversity of our school community and students
  • Awareness, education and training: Develop an enhanced, comprehensive and ongoing program promoting student and staff training, education and awareness on core aspects of DEI
  • DEI redress / complaint procedures: Review our redress policies and procedures for students and staff to ensure they remain reflective of best practices, are transparently communicated at the outset of each school year, and that students and staff feel confident in accessing them

School Information

4391 County Road 29, Lakefield Ontario K0L 2H0   705.652.3324   admissions@lcs.on.ca

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Lakefield College School is a private, coeducational boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, located in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

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