A Message from our Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding and Human Rights Coordinator
Each school board in Nova Scotia has a position known as the Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding and Human Rights Coordinator (RCH). The purpose of this role is to provide supports in schools for students of African Nova Scotian and/or First Nations, Aboriginal, or Inuit ancestry. This is done with the help of the Student Support Workers and school support liaisons. Our goal is to support our students and to raise awareness of the diversity within the South Shore throughout the year and within all schools.
As RCH Coordinator this year, one of my goals as outlined within the boards Strategic Plan is to help raise the awareness and support students and families that self identify. If you have self identified, there are many supports within the schools for your student(s). Another part of my job is to help parents and students feel comfortable in their culture and backgrounds enough to self identify. If your child is of African Nova Scotian and/or First Nations, Aboriginal, or Inuit ancestry and have not self identified at your school, but would like to, please contact your school. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the RCH coordinator or your schools student support worker if there is one.
Thank you and I look forward to working with schools this year and raising awareness about cultural pride.
South Shore Regional School Board