I was not shocked to find out that my international contacts did not know much (If anything at all) about the issues related to excellence and equity in their country. My international contact from Italy (Serena) said she did some research since she wasn't really aware of this topic and she came up with this resource: www.ehinst.net <<That was all the help she could provide me with on this topic as she was not educated on this.
My international contact in Canada did not know anything about this topic and could not provide me with any resources. With that being said, I did my own research. I did find this informative article on excellence and equity in Canadian schools. A lot of it is difficult to understand but for the most part it's just a lot of reading and knowledge. You can read about it here:
This is a wonderful website I found on education, excellence, and equity. It helps you to better understand what is means to have equity in education. The website provides detailed video presentations for you to watch.