Student trustees reflect on the importance of inclusion

Our students are first – each and every one. This is a message that the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) takes seriously and serves as a reminder to continue working for equity and inclusion for all students within our schools. At its core, the Pride flag represents acceptance and inclusion in our communities, making […]

Pride Flag Raising Kicks Off Pride Week at WCI

The raising of the Pride Flag signalled the beginning of Pride Week at Waterloo Collegiate Institute on Monday, June 3. The 10°C weather didn’t cool the spirits of the Vikings who turned out en masse to witness the raising of the flag, don some rainbow facepaint or make a custom button.

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Flying the pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

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 […]

Promoting diversity and inclusivity

The following messages of support were written by WRDSB parents. They explain what flying the rainbow flag at their child’s school means to them. “I once flew the rainbow flag to celebrate individual identities, particular queer ones, but now I fly it to remind my children that there are different kinds of families in our […]

Student Post: What flying the Pride flag means

The following post was written by Grade 11 student, Edward Linder. It is important to us that student’s experience a safe, caring learning environment where they feel a sense of belonging. Edward explains what flying the pride flag at his school means to him. My name is Edward Linder and I am genderfluid. I am […]

June is Pride Month

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. Learn more about WRDSB flying the Pride flag. Watch this morning’s ceremony […]

Flying the Pride flag to celebrate diversity and inclusion

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 […]

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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