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With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation).

Emily Carr Elementary School is in a densely populated urban setting at Oak Street and King Edward in the Douglas Park area. We have 326 students in grades Kindergarten to Seven. The school is named after the Canadian writer and painter, Emily Carr.

Our school population has diverse needs and abilities. We fully integrate all students, including those with Ministry Designations that represent their specific learning requirements and those who are learning to speak English. We strive to achieve meaningful participation of all students. Click or tap here to enter text.

Parents are formally involved in our school through an active and supportive Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and with generous contributions to fundraising, organizing school events, and supporting students’ academic, social, and cultural growth. The PAC’s Inclusivity and Diversity Committee continues to grow and promote support and connection with families who have children who have disabilities or are neurodivergent, with initiatives, such as information coffee sessions for parents. They have also worked to add books to our school library on various topics around diversity and neurodiversity.

Students at Emily Carr are well-rounded, successful children with a variety of background experiences. They have many strengths in the BC Curriculum Core Competencies including positive communication skills, solid creative and critical thinking, and a strong sense of personal and social responsibility. Students celebrate many aspects of their learning through activities including performances, assemblies, concerts, sharing within classes and between buddy classes, volunteer opportunities and field trips. Student Leadership programs (including Peer Helpers, Kindergarten Leaders, Activity Leaders, Library Monitors, Morning Announcers, Hallway Monitors and Equipment Monitors) as well as student clubs/initiatives (such as Emily Carr’s Got Talent Club, Pride Club, D&D Club and Book Club) continue to grow at Emily Carr Elementary, contributing to a positive school culture where students work in teams to achieve tasks and build communication and interpersonal skills, while promoting values of volunteerism, community service and cooperation.

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