On May 31st, 2022, the EDI portal titled “Je te vois, je t’entends, je t’écoute” (“I see you, I hear you, I am listening to you”) was launched. This portal, which is described as a “self-educational” and interactive learning tool, was designed by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion department at Ahunstic College in Montreal, and partially funded by Project Someone. A diverse group of students, graduates, staff members and employees of the College who identify with various ethnocultural, Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ communities were interviewed as part of the portal’s tools and tell their story through the portal’s series of themed interviews.
The goals of the portal are twofold:
- First, to encourage listening, reflection, and dialogue around the testimony of people from various ethnocultural, Indigenous and LGBTQ2+ communities;
- Second, to equip teachers and facilitate the adoption of approaches that are conducive to the safety of students from all backgrounds.
The portal includes 150 short video capsules, as well as links towards more than 400 external resources that will allow learners and teachers alike to find answers to their questions about a wide variety of EDI-related topics, such as multiple identities, systemic discrimination, Indigenous cultural safety needs, ally postures, resilience strategies, body and neurological diversity, etc.
Project Someone is pleased to have participated in the creation of such a unique learning tool.