November 18th, 2021
As a school board committed to Truth and Reconciliation, reviewing the names of our schools is an important part of our commitment to creating safe, welcoming and inclusive learning spaces for all our students and staff.
The WRDSB Ad Hoc School Naming Review Committee engaged a researcher to conduct a literature review of the names of schools, facilities, mascots and other named spaces. The Committee identified three schools for renaming: Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, AR Kaufman Public School and Ryerson Public School.
Going forward all school names will reflect the WRDSB’s commitment to Indigenous sovereignty, equity, and human rights while planning for meaningful consultation with the community, students, families and staff.
We look forward to working with the YMCA of Three Rivers as a key community partner as we move forward in the process of renaming AR Kaufman Public School. We value their roots in the AR Kaufman Public School community and view them as an important part of this renaming process.