Tag: accessibility

Rick Hansen Barrier Buster Event

Today, we celebrated a big achievement in accessibility and inclusivity in our schools with the unveiling of a new portable wheelchair lift at Glencairn Public School. We strive to create an environment for all of our students and staff that values independence, dignity, inclusiveness and respect. This lift removes a significant barrier in our schools so […]






Bluevale CI Officially Opens BFIT Park

On June 17, Sarah Milne, Executive Assistant to Bardish Chagger, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, MPP Catherine Fife, City of Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Region of Waterloo Chair Ken Seiling and WRDSB Chairperson Kathleen Woodcock and Director of Education John Bryant joined Bluevale Collegiate Institute Principal Mark Hunniford to announce the opening of the Bluevale Free Inclusive […]






Join our Accessibility Planning Committee!

We are looking for three representatives to sit on our Accessibility Planning Committee beginning in the 2016-17 school year. The role of the committee aligns with the Board’s Strategic Plan and specifically relates to fostering wellness and well-being, embracing diversity and inclusion and engaging students, families, staff and communities by ensuring that our school and […]






Accessibility Feedback Form






Accessibility Awareness Handbook

See the Ability in Disability Rick Hansen This handbook was created by the Training Subcommittee of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Accessibility Working Group in accordance with the Ontarians with Disability Act. It is designed to provide suggestions on how to communicate with persons who have various disabilities and/or barriers to communications. Board […]






Priority Schools

The Priority Schools initiative is a joint project between the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Ministry of Education aimed at making our school spaces more accessible in communities that need it most. As part of the Community Use of Schools program, the Ontario Ministry of Education has selected schools throughout the province to provide […]






Accessibility Plan

Have a concern, question or comment about Accessibility at the WRDSB? Give us feedback! Working within the framework of the Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2001 (ODA), the Waterloo Region District School Board established the Accessibility Plan. The Board is focused on continuously developing diverse and inclusive environments that engage learners in developing their potential, while pursuing […]