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December 10 is Human Rights Day

Posted December 9, 2021

Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights. It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of someone whose voice is not being heard. Recognize that human rights include the right for everyone to have access to clean water, unpolluted air and healthy food.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20

Posted November 18, 2021

On November 20 of every year, we honour the memory of transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) for many in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community is a day of mourning and a celebration of the lives that have been lost.

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Celebrating Diwali on November 4

Posted November 4, 2021

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu-originated festival of lights. Diwali is one of the major festivals celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, and some Buddhists, along with many other groups across the globe.

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UGDSB participates in FOLD Kids Book Fest, celebrating underrepresented authors and storytellers

Posted November 1, 2021

The FOLD Kids Book Fest looks to introduce young readers to books by by authors from different cultures and communities.

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Westminster Woods’ Library Advisory shows leadership at school

Posted October 22, 2021

Eighth grade students at Westminster Woods’ Public School are energetic about finding ways for all students to feel included and represented within their school with a new Library Advisory Committee.

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Considerations around Halloween, equity and COVID-19 safety

Posted October 20, 2021

With Halloween fast approaching, all schools have been asked to consider and revise their plans for Spirit Days, including Halloween. The goal for all Upper Grand District School Board schools is that if Spirit Days are celebrated, they are planned carefully to ensure inclusivity.

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October is Islamic Heritage Month

Posted October 13, 2021

The month of October is Islamic Heritage Month, which was officially established by the Canadian government in 2007. Islamic Heritage Month is a great opportunity to learn about the rich history of Islam, the vast diversity within Islam, and to break down stereotypes and beliefs that interrupt our goals of inclusion.

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Compass Community Services adds LGBTQ+ support telephone line

Posted September 29, 2021

LGBTQ+ youth of Guelph and Wellington County will soon be able to receive telephone support for their mental health and well-being.

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UGDSB reflects on Pride Month celebrations

Posted June 24, 2021

During the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board celebrated Pride Month as a school community.  

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Board Meeting Highlights for June 2021

Posted June 23, 2021

The June meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on June 22, 2021. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

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