The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-Being of Teens and What Teens Need to do Well webinar, led by Susan Gross, will share the impacts of the pandemic on teen mental health, what we are hearing in the news and what the surveys are telling us. Susan will use a developmental lens to view […]

Act of Hate Against Cambridge Mosque

Today, we learned of an act of hate and vandalism against the Baitul Kareem Mosque in Cambridge. We are saddened by this act of hate and know this act of Islamophobia may lead to Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students, staff and their families feeling unsafe and vulnerable. The WRDSB is committed to confronting […]

Teen Mental Health Virtual Event Recording

Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Well-being of Teens What Do They Need To Do Well? The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) and Parents for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) are proud to present this recording from a virtual event hosted in May. The virtual event focused on how we can support our teenage children […]

Welcome to Summer School for Secondary Students

Hello, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Secondary Students! If you are registered to take a summer school class this year, we are excited to continue our learning together. The information below will help you have a strong start with your summer school class. Secondary Summer School Classes If your summer school class is with […]

Summer Resources and Community Supports for Families

As our students and families prepare for a well-deserved summer break, after an extraordinarily challenging school year, we want you to know that resources and support are available during the summer months. Mental Health Non-Crisis Phone and Virtual Support The 2020-21 school year continued to have many changes and challenges for students, parents and caregivers. […]

Announcing the 2021-2026 Accessibility Plan

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to announce the release of our latest Multi-Year Accessibility plan, which outlines our plans to meet our obligations under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA), and outlines our recent achievements in this important work over the past few years. The WRDSB 2021-2026 Accessibility […]

Next Director of Education Announced by the the Board of Trustees

Trustees of the Waterloo Region District School Board are pleased to announce the appointment of jeewan chanicka as the new Director of Education to the Board, effective August 3, 2021. Speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees, Chairperson Joanne Weston noted: The Board of Trustees was impressed with, and grateful for, the quality of […]

Students Share What Canada Means to Them

Lorna Hundt, chief executive officer of Great Canadian Holidays Inc., was determined to let this year’s winners of the My Canada Project writing contest know just how proud she was. As public health guidelines would not allow for the usual gathering to celebrate the Grade 8 students’ achievements, she brought the ceremony to them. “We […]

Get to Know the Human Rights Branch

Earlier this month, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the third of three branches within the department: the Human Rights Branch. Human Rights Branch Students, staff, Trustees, parents/caregivers and other Board community members have the right to inclusive and respectful learning and working environments free from […]

Farewell from Director John Bryant

Video: Farewell from Director John Bryant Dear WRDSB Families, As we near the finish of another school year unlike any other, I am again reminded of the immense gratitude I feel for the efforts of our students, staff, families and community partners. Since September, together we have adapted and shifted the entire Waterloo Region District […]

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