a passionate and engaging full day introductory
programme to our administrative teams, linking
Equity and Inclusion with our Gospel Values. His
message of "Love and Learn" challenged us to think
about our biases with the goal of making stronger
connections with our students and broader
Notten, Director of Education, Waterloo CDSB and
Tamara Nugent, Director of Education Wellington CDSB
He has conducted over 5000 Equity
and Anti-Oppression workshops to Educators, Law
Enforcement, Community Services, Corrections Officers
and Corporate Institutions. He is the founder of the
Equity Summit Group, a collaborative of over 26 school
board equity representatives in Ontario. Chris was also
part of the writing team that created the Ministry of
Education of Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education
Strategy which won the Policy award from the Canadian
Race Relations Foundation.
In November 2009 he was awarded a National Award for
his leadership in Education by the Harmony Movement, an
acclaimed national organization which promotes the
eradication of discrimination. In June 2016 his
work with school boards was profiled in a feature
article in the "OPC Register", the magazine for
Ontario's Principals and Vice Principals.
He is the author of three books.
Are All The Taxi Driver's...?", which unpacks
commonly held stereotypes, is being used in over 9000
schools and in over 7 countries. His second book is
an allegorical narrative critiquing colonialism and its
impact on indigenous people globally, in the form of a
children’s storybook entitled “Kicking the
My first children's song
It is with a great deal of
excitement that I present my first children's song
entitled, "I want you to be nice to me". It is an
anti-bullying song with actions for students/children.
Please, send the link out to teachers and
parent/guardian groups as a free resource and encourage
them to get students and children to do the actions
while singing the song. A professionally recorded
version is now available on iTunes and Google play.
Listen to a short clip on the Songs page.