Skip to Main Content

UGDSB to launch Student Census this fall

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2022

GUELPH, Ontario – This fall, the Upper Grand District School Board is launching the “UGDSB Counts Student Census.” The census is a confidential, voluntary survey for all students in the UGDSB. The goal of the census is to better understand the cultural, social and demographic diversity of our students. 

The UGDSB recognizes the disproportionate impact on students who are racialized and have identities connected to the margins. We will use the results of the survey to better understand these impacts, so we can make positive change.

What is UGDSB Counts?

UGDSB Counts is a confidential and voluntary online survey that will ask questions about: 

How is UGDSB Collecting this Data?

In Kindergarten to grade 8, parents/caregivers will complete the survey on behalf of, or with, their child. A survey link will be sent to parents’/legal guardians’ email addresses. In grades 9-12, students will complete the survey. A survey link will be sent to each student’s UGDSB email address. Time will be provided in class for completion.

Additional information about the UGDSB Counts Student Census will be shared in the late summer and early fall. For more detailed information please visit

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

Learn, Lead, Inspire…Together


Categories: Media ReleasesNews Tags: