The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones of those killed and injured in the horrific mass shooting that took place in Buffalo, NY, this weekend. Ten people were killed and three people were injured. Authorities in the United States are pursuing this as a racially motivated hate crime, targeting the Black community.
Red Dress Day is a National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People.
UGDSB and PIC host virtual parent event – ‘A Parent’s Role in Supporting Equity and Indigenous Education’
The Upper Grand District School Board and the Parent Involvement Committee present ‘A Parent’s Role in Supporting Equity and Indigenous Education’ – a virtual presentation.
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The date March 21 holds symbolic significance as it commemorates the day authorities in South Africa opened fire and killed 69 peaceful people at a demonstration against apartheid “pass laws” in 1960. In Canada in particular we use this day as an opportunity to remember and reflect on the discrimination that Indigenous, Black and Racialized people continue to face every day.
Learning opportunities for school communities committed to countering racism and antisemitism are available through a number of sources. The need for this learning remains crucial.
This year, the UGDSB launched ‘UGTalks about’ – an initiative inspired by TED Talks, to centre student voice.
The Upper Grand District School Board would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Muslim community following the horrific violence in London, Ontario, which killed four family members and sent another family member to hospital with serious injuries. Officials are reporting that this is an apparent hate crime and that the victims were targeted because of their Muslim faith.
The Anti-Racist Educator Reads podcast has been nominated for a 2021 Canadian Podcast Award. The podcast is hosted by Colinda Clyne, the Upper Grand District School Board’s Indigenous Education Curriculum Lead.
The Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) is hosting a multi-day, virtual Anti-Racism Summit. The summit is part of the GBHS’s Change Starts Now initiative, an anti-racism project “aimed at preventing and responding to racism in Guelph and Wellington County.”
Grade 12 Canada and World Politics students at John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute were given the task of identifying an issue of importance to them and creating a plan to do something about it for their culminating assignment.