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This regulation requires the proactive creation and maintenance of welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and inclusive learning environments that respect diversity, equity and human rights and fosters a sense of belonging among all members of the school community. This regulation supports acknowledging, addressing and eradicating behaviours that constitute discrimination, intimidation and/or bullying between or among students.
For information regarding staff, refer to FBCA.AR - Respectful Working Environments.
Bullying: repeated and hostile or demeaning behaviour by a student where the behaviour is intended by the student to cause harm, fear or distress to another individual in the school community, including psychological harm or harm to the individual's reputation.
Discrimination: negative differential treatment of a person or group on the basis of race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation.
Inclusive: a way of thinking and acting that demonstrates universal acceptance of, and belonging for, all students.
Intimidation: intentional behaviour which knowingly or should be reasonably known to cause fear of injury or harm.
School Community: means students enrolled in the school and their parents/guardians; children enrolled in an Early Childhood Services program at the school and their parents/guardians; the school staff; and other persons who have an interest in the school.