The learner profile is made up of the skills and attributes students need to be successful in learning and in life as we move toward the 22nd century. The Learner Profile is designed to ensure students have the ability to succeed academically in the classroom, and have the skills to excel in their future careers, whatever their chosen pathway. It was developed in direct consultation with students, to ensure it responds to their needs.

When they graduate, WRDSB students will be:

Every one of these skills and attributes support the academic success of students. They create a strong foundation for every student to approach each subject with their full capacity to learn. From the physics classroom, to the science lab, to gym class – these skills and attributes will help to create a school system where every student has the opportunity to excel on their academic pathway.


Students will be:

  • Self-assured
  • Comfortable using critical thinking skills to make decisions and try new things
  • Able to embrace and apply their:
    • Skills
    • Vulnerabilities
    • Resourcefulness

Creative and Curious

Students will be:

  • Critical thinkers and can ask questions to develop a deeper understanding of:
    • Themselves
    • One another
    • The world around them
  • Able to use their creativity and curiosity to imagine new possibilities and build a better future


Students will:

  • Value that everyone experiences and understands the world differently
  • Be committed to learning about, celebrating differences and creating a world where everyone belongs

Change Makers

Students will:

  • Understand how to make changes that improve their community and the world
  • Speak for themselves and amplify the voices needing support

Attentive to relationships

Students will:

  • Know the importance of building and maintaining healthy relationships with:
    • Themselves
    • Their families
    • Their community
    • The world
    • The environment


Students will:

  • Know and value that everyone has a story
  • Able to understand and feel connected to others by using:
    • Active listening
    • Compassion
    • Patience
    • Vulnerability


Students will:

  • Understand we are in relationship to all people and things
  • Care about and contribute to their communities