As part of our community flag campaign to ensure that every school in our Richmond school district has the Every Child Matters flag, the Boyd Equity and Diversity Student Committee has fundraised for and purchased 50 of these flags that have been approved at a district level to be placed in schools across the district. '
We are looking forward to distributing the flags in partnership with the Richmond School District leadership team for next National Day for Truth and Reconciliation!
In response to the invasion of Ukraine, the 2022 Social Justice class committed itself to supporting relief efforts for Ukrainian families and displaced Ukrainians in B.C. Through weekly bake sales, this year's class was able to raise $1,200.
A special thanks to all the students who dedicated themselves whole-heartedly to this cause, and to Father Mykhailo Ozorovych for offering his personal insights, connections and perspective on the war and refugee crisis, and on how to best contribute. You can listen to Kelvin and Justin's interview with Father Ozorovych under the 'Our Podcast' tab.
In honour of Canada's first 'National Day for Truth and Reconciliation' the 2021 Social Justice class raised funds as part of a week-long community campaign.
Students selected UNYA because of its expansive programs that help Indigenous youth explore their personal goals - for education, work, culture, and life.
When the 2020 Australian bushfires destroyed 80 percent of the Koalas habitat, the Social Justice class decided to fundraise for the "Koala Hospital."
Donations went toward the rescue and treatment of sick and injured koalas, as well as the release back to their home range, and preservation and expansion of their habitat.
Seeing the impact of plastics on local wildlife and their ecosystems, the 2019 Social Justice class partnered with Rice Straw Technologies to sell sustainably packaged bubble tea.
In addition, reusable metal straw were sold to students and throughout the community. All proceeds went to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).