February Merit Award - FAIRNESS

What is Fairness?

  • Equal treatment of the behaviour and viewpoints of others 
  • Practising justice, equity, and equality
  • Recognizing the uniqueness and value of each individual within our diverse society
  • Playing by the rules
  • Taking turns
  • Treating people without favouritism
  • Being open-minded 
  • Listening to others

What does fairness look like/sound like?

  • Recognizing the uniqueness and value of each person within our diverse society
  • Playing by the rules and not changing the rules to benefit ourselves
  • Taking turns when playing a game or a sport and giving each person a chance to play
  • Sharing our resources so that everyone has access to them
  • Treating each person with respect and dignity
  • Recognizing our personal biases and prejudices and not letting them influence how we treat other people
  • Considering all points of view before making a decision
  • Listening to others without judgment
  • Making efforts to compromise when there is a disagreement
  • Giving someone a second chance when he or she makes a mistake and that person learn from his or her mistakes

Quotations


"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." (Abraham Lincoln)

"Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace, it shouldn't be peace at any cost, but peace based on principle, on justice." (Corazon Aquino)

"Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die." (Martin Luther King)

"Justice is the ligament which holds civilized beings and civilized nations together." (Daniel Webster)