It's an important message to learn, that normalizing differences is the key to getting along. That was part of the message left by TA's guest speaker Shakil Choudhury.
"In order to embed a culture among the student body and the staff that really values our diversity in all it's different ways, the organization really has to step forward because it's the organization that sets the tone," he said.
Choudhury was visiting the school board as part of Orange Shirt Day.
Orange Shirt Day takes place on September 30, and is a day to commemorate the residential school experience.
Choudhury is the author of Deep Diversity Overcoming Us vs.Them.
Grade 12 student Avery Kasprick talked about his message on que words.
"When you say disability you automatically think of a wheelchair. You don't think of maybe a mental disability or maybe a slight walk impediment or something," she said.
Schools across the board recognized Orange shirt day yesterday.