2021-2022 Excellence in Equity Award

2021-2022 Excellence in Equity Award: Nyk Morrigan
Posted on 06/08/2022

The Director’s Citation Award and Employee Recognition Awards are an annual opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the work of OCDSB staff, and the positive impact they have had on students, colleagues, and families across the District.

We are pleased to share that a staff member from our school community has been recognized this year.
Congratulations to Nyk Morrigan on receiving the 2021-2022 Excellence in Equity Award!

 

Nyk Morrigan works tirelessly to create a Culture of Caring at school, across the OCDSB, and within the extended community. Nyk’s biggest priority is to ensure students have a sense of belonging, and that they feel safe and supported. Every Wednesday evening, Nyk facilitates Gender Joy, a Google Meet drop-in for Trans/Gender Diverse students. In this space, students can speak freely and openly about the issues they face and the things that are on their minds. Nyk also operates Dunning-Foubert’s Rainbow Room, running weekly drop-ins for students who are part of the 2SLGBTQIA(+) community. This space promotes an inclusive culture where students can explore work from Queer Indigenous artists, 2SLGBTQIA(+) authors, musicians, and other artists, while also showcasing and expressing their own identities. Nyk is also incredibly supportive of students with special needs, those who are vulnerable, and those facing mental health challenges. Nyk collaborates extremely well with colleagues and provides a safe space for educators to develop their understanding of the 2SLGBTQIA(+) community, and the diverse needs of students in our schools. Every single day, Nyk makes a tremendous difference by promoting a safe and caring environment for all!

 

To learn more about the awards and the other recipients, visit the OCDSB website.
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