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 May 28, 2019
June is nationally recognized as pride month in Canada. Many institutions and organizations fly the Pride flag as a celebration of diversity. During the month of June, all Waterloo Region District School Board locations will fly the Pride flag alongside the Canadian flag. We believe that our schools are safe spaces for everyone that walks […]
Posted March 7, 2019
Decked out in pink shirts for #PinkShirtDay, students, educators and community partners from across Waterloo Region packed into Bingemans Conference Centre for the 9th annual Gender and Sexuality Awareness (GSA) Conference. Hosted in partnership with KW Counselling Services and Waterloo Region District School Board, the theme of this year’s conference, “Live Proud,” was everywhere. Washington […]
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 February 9, 2017
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 […]
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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 […]
Posted June 4, 2015
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 […]
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