UGDSB to host Centre Wellington Community Meeting
October 20, 2021
The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with our regional partners, invites Centre Wellington community members to the first in a series of community engagement meetings aimed at violence reduction and suicide prevention. The Centre Wellington community has experienced much loss and tragedy over the past decade, including recent events that have brought the issues of transphobia and homophobia to the forefront.
UGDSB officials will be joined by representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Centre Wellington District High School, Family and Children’s Services, the Ontario Provincial Police, Compass Community Services, and the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
We have asked Kevin Cameron, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and the Executive Director for the North American Center for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response to speak to us at this event. Kevin Cameron has been a support to the community on multiple occasions in the past and understands the complexities and the traumatic events that this community has experienced. He will speak about the collective efforts that can be taken by us all – school board, community agencies, students, parents/guardians/caregivers and community members – to ensure our communities are free from intolerance, hate and violence and that our classrooms are safe, accepting and inclusive for all students.
There will be an opportunity to provide feedback to UGDSB and the community partners through an after-event survey.
The virtual event will take place on October 28, 2021, from 6:30-8pm.
To attend the event on October 28, please register online in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e3X0C3o6RG2ZrHagl2y61g