Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding & Human Rights (RCH)

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Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding and Human Rights (RCH) aims to advance social justice and equity in all sectors of our education community. RCH provides in-school support through a regional coordinator and student support workers.

Student support worker program, developed from the BLAC Report on Education (1994), aims to assist students of African and First Nations descent achieve success in their educational endeavours by creating a positive and supportive learning environment. Under the direction of the RCH Coordinator, student support works provide services in cooperation with school principals and staff, assist in creating bridges to alleviate gaps in educational opportunities; they are part of a team, which includes students, families, principals, teachers, support staff and at times community agencies. Student support workers are assigned to schools on an annual basis, based on need.

Other RCH services and support include, but are not limited to:

  • Promoting inclusive education for students of all beliefs, races, religions, cultures and lifestyles.
  • Providing anti-racism, anti-discrimination and anti-homophobic education to students, staff and the school community.
  • Providing counseling and intervention with regards to bullying and/or cyber-bullying.
  • Engaging in outreach and consultation processes with appropriate community partners.
  • Developing professional development opportunities for staff related to RCH.

Referral for RCH support is initiated by teachers and/or school principals who should be contacted first regarding specific concerns or questions related to your child’s experience(s).

The primary role of the Student Support Worker (SSW) is to provide support for students of African and Aboriginal descent. We recognize that students are both successful and struggle during the long road from Primary to grade 12. SSW’s support students in order to strive toward a successful public school experience. Our goal is to be a supportive resource to students.

Helpful Resources: 

SSRCE Policy 225 – Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding, and Human Rights

Nova Scotia Assessments – Disaggregated Results

Guidelines for Supporting Transgender Students

Liverpool Regional High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) supports all student learners with this prezi:


SSRCE Student Support Worker contact information:

For general inquiries, please contact: