Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

At Pearson Canada, we are dedicated to fighting systemic racism and creating bias-free content that reflects the diversity of K-12 learners in Canada. That work includes developing diversity, equity, and inclusion plans for our titles, guided by Pearson’s Editorial Policy, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and relevant Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action.

We have worked with 2 independent reviewers, Elaine Su and Eileen Marthiensen to assess all the titles currently available in Spark Reading specifically through a DE&I and Indigenous content lens. Their review was completed in late 2022. Based on the review, our literacy publishing team is creating an action plan to address their findings and recommendations. Thus far, we removed 3 titles from Spark Reading.

We encourage you to add your voice to our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by reporting issues and concerns about Pearson content to your local representative or through our Report Bias Portal at pearson.com/report-bias.html Together we can create impactful changes.


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