Posted June 4, 2020
In our message shared last week, the WRDSB recognized the need to action our commitment to confronting anti-Black racism in our board. We acknowledge that we have much work to do, and we understand we need to do better. We know that when we messaged on Friday we indicated that we would be sharing resources […]
Posted October 11, 2019
October 11 is National Coming Out Day, a day to celebrate coming out and to raise awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and obstacles they face as a result of coming out. “Coming out ” can hold very real and negative consequences, which is why it is so important that we create safe, inclusive and accepting […]
Posted February 15, 2019
The audience listened intently as African, Caribbean and Black identifying (ACBi) students and staff described their lived experiences in a video presented to Education Centre staff during an event to mark Black History Month on February 11 in the St. Jacobs Learning Hub. Organized by the WRDSB Equity Working Team to help mark Black History […]
Posted February 6, 2018
While the contributions from members of the Black community should be celebrated throughout the year, Black History Month is a special time to recognize and remember all the ways that Black Canadians have contributed to Canada’s history and culture. People of African descent have been a part of shaping Canada’s heritage and identity since the […]
Posted December 1, 2017
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 […]
Posted October 17, 2017
Halloween is just around the corner and this day that can be filled with excitement for many children. Halloween is often recognized with costumes and school activities, however it is important that schools continue to create a sense of belonging for each and every student. We recognize that not all families celebrate Halloween. October 31 […]
Posted June 12, 2017
For the month of June, all WRDSB schools and the education centre are flying the Pride flag. Below are some frequently asked questions and resources to help guide conversations for parents and caregivers. Why is my child’s school flying the Pride flag? The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, staff, parents/guardians […]
Posted May 31, 2017
During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. The month of June is Pride month. Many of our students, parents/caregivers and community members identify as members of the Rainbow (or LGBTQ+) community.
Posted May 26, 2017
More than 400 students and staff gathered in the gymnasium at Laurentian Public School to hear Brock McGillis, former Ontario Hockey League player and now public speaker, share his story about his life as a gay, professional hockey player.
Posted June 16, 2016
This afternoon, staff at our Education Centre gathered as we raised the Pride Flag and had a moment’s silence to remember the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida. Director of Education John Bryant gave the following remarks: We stand here today, deeply saddened by the tragedy that has taken place in Orlando. It […]
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