Tag: equity and inclusion

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 […]






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Committed to student belonging on Halloween, and every day.

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 […]






Parent resources for Pride conversations

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 […]






Pride flag to fly at all WRDSB locations during June

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.

We’re joined by more than 200 #WRDSB staff and students at this year’s #GSAconference at @bingemans. It’s been an incredible honour to partner with @kwcounselling for 7 years for a day of learning, growth and acceptance. #OK2BME2017 #lgbtq #OK2BME #prideineducation

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“I avoided telling the hockey community.” Brock McGillis shares his story with Laurentian PS students, staff

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.











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WRDSB Raises Pride Flag in Remembrance of Orlando Victims

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 […]






Free SCIS Workshops for Parents and Caregivers

Creating Safe and Inclusive Schools and Communities Presented by Harmony Movement, in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Waterloo Catholic District School Board. We are pleased to offer these workshops for families on a variety of topics! Here is what you can expect: Interactive and engaging content Learn skills to enhance […]