Tag: LGBTQ Community

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 students attend 7th annual Gay-Straight Alliance conference






On Wednesday, more than 200 energetic students and staff from the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) gathered at Bingeman’s for the 7th annual Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) conference, in partnership with KW Counselling‘s OK2BME program. Students from 23 WRDSB schools participated in this one-day conference. Joined by community support groups, the conference provided a space […]

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 […]

WRDSB proud to be part of Rainbow Community Council






This message is on behalf of the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC). — Waterloo, Ontario – With Waterloo Region currently engaged in its annual Pride celebrations, the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) is proud to announce the Formation of the Rainbow Community Council (RCC), which had its inaugural meeting at the Region of Waterloo Public […]