Islamophobic Tragedy in London, Ontario

Yesterday, we learned about the targeted killing of a Muslim family, leaving four dead and one survivor, a nine-year-old boy with serious injuries, in London, Ontario. This was a planned, premeditated act motivated by hate and Islamophobia. This horrific act has impacted thousands of students, staff, families and community members who are part of the […]

Get to Know the Indigenous Education Branch

Last week, we announced the new Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department. This week, we are profiling the first of three branches within the department: the Indigenous Education Branch. Indigenous Education Branch The work of the Indigenous Education Branch is guided by the Calls to Action identified within the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. We […]

Reflecting and Connecting | Caring/Coping/Connecting

The newest edition of Caring/Coping/Connecting focuses on how to use reflection as a means of strengthening feelings of hope. Reflecting can also help us feel more connected, as we have not navigated these difficult times alone. We did so with our friends, our families, our classmates, our pets, our neighbours, our country and our entire […]

Students Not Returning to In-Person Learning This School Year

Today, Premier Doug Ford announced that students across Ontario will not be returning to in-person learning this school year. We know how difficult the multiple shifts in learning modes have been for students and families and we know that the extended period of remote learning has had an impact on everyone in the community. We […]

Announcing the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is proud to announce the launch of the Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights (IEHR) Department. Within this department, there are three branches: Indigenous Education, Equity and Inclusion, and Human Rights. Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department The Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Department (IEHR) engages with students, staff, […]

Welcoming Three New Superintendents of Student Achievement and Well-Being

The WRDSB is very pleased to announce the appointments of our new Superintendents of Student Achievement and Well-Being effective July 1, 2021. These candidates bring strong equity leadership capacity grounded in social justice, anti-racism and anti-oppression, an ability to serve and support staff and school communities through productive working relationships, and a proven track record […]

Inspiring a Deeper Conversation for Pride Month

Since 2017, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has proudly raised the Pride flag on June 1 at every building across our school board as a symbol of recognition and support to the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, while also marking the beginning of Pride month. On Monday, May 31, flags were lowered at our sites out […]

National Indigenous History Month and Peoples Day

National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day offer important opportunities to recognize the cultural diversity and distinct contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples who have been silenced and ignored in the formation of what we now call Canada. We know that this work must extend beyond a day or a month. […]

Reminder: September 2021 – Making Your Decision

To view this message in other formats, such as simplified and translated text, or in English or translated audio, refer to Simplified and Translated Text and Audio Clips. Choose One for the Entire 2021/22 School Year Due Date: June 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM Learning At School (In-Person) for the Full Year You are done! […]

Get Vaccinated: Priority Access for Youth Aged 12 to 17

View this information in other languages Amharic – አማርኛ Arabic – اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ Chinese (Simplified) – 简化字 Farsi – فارسی French – Français Gujarati – ગુજરાતી Korean – 한국어 Punjabi – ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Serbian – српски Spanish – español Somali – Af-Soomaali Tigrinya – ትግርኛ Turkish – Türkçe Urdu – اُردُو Vietnamese – Tiếng Việt The Waterloo […]

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