June marks a month of intentional celebration and learning of 2SLGBTQIA+ people, history and futures in the Upper Grand District School Board.
May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities.
The UGDSB celebrated the International Day of Pink on April 13. The International Day of Pink is a worldwide anti-bullying, anti-homophobia and anti-transphobia event.
April 2, subject to new moon sighting, marks the beginning of Ramadan. Many students, families and staff in the Upper Grand District School Board and worldwide are observing Ramadan, during this 9th month of the Islamic calendar.
Waverley Drive Public School is ensuring that all pieces of the pie are shared equally in more ways than one.
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.
Elora Public School students campaign to recognize a hometown hero.
Reflecting on all that was accomplished during Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month.
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.
During the month of February a variety of resources and supports centering Black histories, experiences and contributions are highlighted and celebration across all grades in the UGDSB.