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Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education

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The Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) is committed to the principles of equity through inclusive and culturally responsive programming, services, and operations in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Education Act.

The policy and procedures for equity and inclusive education have been updated to reflect the changes to the UGDSB Equity Plan and the Board’s commitment to identifying and disrupting systemic racism and oppression through an equity lens.

Policy 504 is important to students, parents, staff, school councils, and community members because everyone plays a role in creating and maintaining a learning and working environment where everyone can participate fully, thrive, and reach their full potential, free from trauma, bias, stereotyping, oppression and systemic racism.

Draft Policy and Procedures


Public consultation on this policy is now closed.

Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Upper Grand District School Board to ensure a safe and inclusive learning and working environment for all students, staff and the community, regardless of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, socio-economic status, employment, housing, sex, and sexual orientation.


First adopted: October 2010
Revision history: February 2011, May 2016, November 2018 (504-B only)