REMINDER: WRDSB hosts 3rd annual Black History Month Event

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. We invite the WRDSB community, including Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community to join us for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and […]

Changing How History is Taught – All Year Long

A passion for history is what brought Chris Ashley to teaching, and it’s what keeps him at it 23 years after he first joined the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). The educator from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI) isn’t shy about the fact that part of his motivation came as a result of […]

Supporting Black-Owned Businesses and Bookstores

Looking to learn more about the Black community in Waterloo Region and make a difference? One way to do this is by supporting Black-owned businesses in our community and throughout Canada. Whether you’re looking to order something for dinner, or looking to buy a book to expand your own consciousness and understanding, there is a […]

Black Brilliance: Embracing History and Ourselves

As part of our ongoing anti-Black racism work, we are hosting our 3rd annual Black History Month event. This event brings together Board trustees, students, staff and members of the African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) community for an opportunity to learn from each other, make connections, build relationships, and celebrate together. This year’s theme […]

Students Share What Black History Month Means To Them

How do you spend Black History Month? Two students, Imani van Gaalen and Rahaf Abdelrahman both from Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School (KCI), shared their thoughts about how they see this month as an important opportunity for meaningful learning, and commitment to action year-round. Abdelrahman, a Grade 10 student, and van Gaalen, a Grade 11 […]

Our Digital Story: Listening and Learning

Throughout Black History Month, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is taking time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while recognizing the responsibility each of us has to become anti-racists and combat systemic anti-Black racism. We recognize that African, Caribbean […]

Black Brilliance series creates space for Black student voices

On January 20, the Equity and Inclusion Branch of the Indigenous, Equity and Human Rights Department at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) kicked off its inaugural session of the 2020-21 Black Brilliance Conference Series. Typically, the Black Brilliance Conference is an annual event held for African, Caribbean, and Black identifying (ACBi) WRDSB high […]

WRDSB recognizes Black History Month

In February, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes Black History Month. While the conversations of Black history and heritage must go beyond the 28 days of February, this month-long acknowledgement is a time to highlight and remember the ways that African, Caribbean, and Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future, while […]