Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at TWS

DEI Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is a working group made up of representatives of all sectors of our community. The committee works to raise awareness within the school community around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and takes action towards social justice for change at TWS.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

TWS values the diversity of our students, families, faculty and staff, and seeks to support the inclusion of people with diverse backgrounds. Our school does not discriminate, nor do we tolerate any discrimination, against anyone in our school community on the basis of race, class, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, mental or physical ability. Furthermore, this also applies to TWS’ hiring, educational policies, scholarship, tuition adjustment, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

TWS Inclusion Statement

    1. TWS is committed to creating safe, brave spaces for all to flourish.
    2. We acknowledge the land we reside on is traditional territory and the subject of treaties with Indigenous Peoples, in particular those of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and covered by the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13 and the Williams Treaty. We thank them for the opportunity to work and learn on this land.
    3. We respect and honour the Elders who are the original caretakers of the land, as well as their teachings.
    4. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, class, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, mental of physical ability.
    5. We strengthen community ties by respecting diversity and creating spaces of belonging.
    6. We celebrate diversity in our consciousness, curriculum, school events, and community.
    7. We are committed to doing the anti-bias work required to create systemic change through a social justice lens.
    8. We understand that our students and faculty learn and work best when their entire being is honoured, respected and loved.

In addition to our stated commitment to diversity, we have also adopted the position statement of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA).