Welcome to Gilmour Academy, Where Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Thrive!
At Gilmour Academy, we are dedicated to fostering a community where every voice is valued, and every individual's uniqueness is celebrated. This year’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion theme: “Belonging through Cultural Connections” encapsulates our commitment to creating a more inclusive environment where everyone feels a deep sense of belonging, respect and appreciation for diverse backgrounds.
Here's how our DEI program brings our community together:
Community-Building Through "We All Belong Here" Puzzle:
Just like the pieces of a puzzle, each of us is uniquely created and destined to contribute to the greater whole. The Gilmour community comes together to decorate puzzle pieces, symbolizing our diverse strengths. When assembled, they form a complete picture, representing both unity and diversity.
Showcasing Diversity at the Culture Fair:
Led by our dedicated Civic Engagement Team, the Culture Fair is a vibrant celebration of the rich diversity within our student and staff community. It's an opportunity to explore and appreciate the various cultures, traditions and backgrounds that make us unique.
Check out the DEI Corner in the Weekly Parent Newsletter:
Stay up-to-date on DEI activities and events in the DEI Corner of the Parent Newsletter. From heartwarming stories to upcoming events, it's a window into our unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Affinity Spaces for Shared Belonging:
We understand the importance of finding one's place. That's why our affinity spaces provide students with shared interests and cultural backgrounds a sense of belonging. It's here that connections are forged and individuality is celebrated.
Affinity Open Sessions for Understanding:
Engage in meaningful conversations through our open sessions. Open to all community members, these sessions provide a platform for empathy and understanding. They're an opportunity to appreciate and learn from one another's unique perspectives.
Through our DEI program, we're not only restoring and building relationships, but we're also shaping a community where every member feels heard, valued and cherished. We are creating a future that embraces the beauty of our diverse world.
Welcome to Gilmour Academy, WHERE WE ALL BELONG.
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer