Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Human Rights Day.

Human Rights Day

This important day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Learn more

Educators in the WRDSB have been provided with a selection of resources on the topic of human rights and Human Rights Day to support them with their lessons.

If you’d like to discuss the topic with your child, or learn more yourself, we recommend the following resources:

WRDSB Human Rights Branch

Within the WRDSB, our Human Rights Branch (HRB) works collaboratively throughout the Board to provide education and proactive training on the rights and responsibilities stemming from the Ontario Human Rights Code and Board Policy 1017 – Human Rights.

Learn more about the work of the Human Rights Branch, and how they can support you:

In Conversation with Dr. Dolana Mogadime

In preparation for Human Rights Day, members of the WRDSB’s Human Rights Branch spoke with Dr. Dolana Mogadime about human rights, her personal connection to education in Canada and what she believes every educator should know about human rights.

Dr. Mogadime is a professor in the Department of Educational Studies at Brock University. Her research interests are in human rights and curriculum studies, critical sociology of education, equity studies and feminist theories.