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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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ODSS celebrates the ‘Humans of OD’ through visual showcase

Posted June 22, 2021

Orangeville District Secondary School recently started an initiative that showcases the diverse students and staff at the school.

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‘UGTalks about’ initiative centres student voice on issues of social justice

Posted June 16, 2021

This year, the UGDSB launched ‘UGTalks about’ – an initiative inspired by TED Talks, to centre student voice.

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CCVI student takes on leadership role in school GSA group

Posted June 7, 2021

After the Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute’s Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) group took a pause, group member Viktoria approached the group’s teacher-advisor about reviving the schools GSA classroom online.

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We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations

Posted May 31, 2021

Throughout the month of June, the Upper Grand District School Board will be celebrating Pride Month at the board and school levels and as a community.

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Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language”

Posted May 10, 2021

A new weekend program for Indigenous families begins this September. Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan – “Seeking to Learn the Language” – will run on Saturdays from 9-11:30am, from Sept. 18, 2021, to May 28, 2022.

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Guelph Black Heritage Society hosting virtual Anti-Racism Summit

Posted April 14, 2021

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.”

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