SHSM Certification: Equity and Inclusion2022-09-20T11:53:09-04:00

Equity and Inclusion Certification

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Step 1: Resources

Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.

Step 2: Questions

Reflect on the two images:

What is the difference between equality and equity?

Can you think of a situation where you were not treated in an equitable way?

How did it feel?

When you think of wealth what associations do you make?

Are those associations always accurate?

Explicit Bias – Attitudes and beliefs we have about a person or group on a conscious level. Much of the time these biases and their expression arise as the direct result of a perceived threat.

Implicit Bias – Unconscious attitudes and associations.

Watch the Video!

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Step 3: Exercise

This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!

1. Equity and inclusion is important to e....... because it affects all of our lives.
2. Leaders have to be i........ to have an inclusive culture.
3. F......... is the first stage of inclusion.

Step 4: Summary

  • Fairness and impartiality towards all concerned, based on the principles of evenhanded dealing. Equity implies giving as much advantage, consideration, or latitude to one party as it is given to another
  • Feeling respected, valued, and seen for who we are as individuals
  • It affects all of our lives
  • It is about reaching our collective potential
  • It can make us happier
  • It is about what we are trying to achieve in the world
  • Leaders
  • Initiation process
  • Symbols
  • Group composition
  • Rewards
  • Ignorance
  • Pity
  • Care – helping, charity
  • Equals and friendship

Step 5: Complete the following quiz and your certificate will be sent to your teacher once your submission has been reviewed. Good luck!

Complete Quiz

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Monthly gift card giveaway?2022-07-27T10:59:09-04:00

That’s right!  For every SHSM Certification earned through Flashpoint, you will automatically be entered to win a $100 gift card for anywhere you choose!

How do I earn my Red Seal?2022-07-27T10:38:43-04:00

Each SHSM consists of five required components:

  1. Bundle of credits
    A defined bundle of credits consisting of eight to ten Grade 11 and Grade 12 credits, including cooperative education credits
  2. Certification and training experiences
    Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning and career exploration activities
    Experiential learning and career exploration activities within the sector
  4. Reach ahead experiences
    Learning experiences connected with the student’s postsecondary plans
  5. Sector-partnered experiences
    Experiences in which students engage with a sector partner to explore sector-related content, skills, and knowledge involving either ICE (innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship), coding, or mathematical literacy.

For more information, check out the Ministry of Education’s website.

Are there scholarships for SHSM students?2022-07-27T10:38:51-04:00

You bet there is!  Many Ontario colleges and universities offer scholarships for students with a SHSM Red Seal on their diploma.

Check the school’s Award section or Google “SHSM Scholarships” to find out which schools offer them.

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