Upper Grand District School Board students and staff come together year-round to discuss the importance of reconciliation, and as part of these ongoing discussions, on September 30 the UGDSB recognized Orange Shirt Day.
Grade 8 students at Rickson Ridge Public School have been very busy over the last few weeks as they prepared videos where they speak to their “moments of truth.”
June 21 is Indigenous Peoples Day. Many Upper Grand District School Board classrooms will be exploring and celebrating the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions for First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples on this day.
Students at Aberfoyle Public School in all grades have spent the last eight months participating in inquiry projects about human and environmental rights.
Secondary Indigenous students in the Upper Grand District School Board gathered in Fergus and Alton for two Indigenous Youth Gatherings.
Earlier this year, students in the Indigenous studies class at Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute began a Red Dress Project.
On November 7, as part of Treaties Recognition Week, Indigenous students from eight Upper Grand District School Board schools came together for an arts day at the Art Gallery of Guelph.
The Upper Grand District School Board honoured Orange Shirt Day this year on October 1. Orange Shirt Day is an opportunity for everyone to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and to keep discussing openly all aspects of residential schools, something the Upper Grand DSB does throughout the year.
On August 23 and 24, hundreds of Upper Grand District School Board staff attend the board’s annual Learning Fair.