News & Announcements
Hair Off for Headwaters Raises $8,500!
At a school-wide assembly held on Wednesday, May 23rd, CDDHS watched as their friends, classmates & teachers had their heads shaved and locks cut off. Our school rugby team also donated money and had a strip of their legs waxed! Students who had 6-8 inches cut off will have their hair sent away to be made into wigs for cancer patients.
Local stylists donated their time to the event, doing the honour of shaving and cutting the locks. The fundraiser is also supported by local businesses who generously donate door prizes and rewards for the participants who raise the most money.
All money raised goes directly to the Headwaters Oncology Unit. Funds are used to buy new equipment and priority items for cancer care. Fundraising support for our local hospital also means that people going through cancer treatment can receive care closer to home. This event has been a proud Centre Dufferin tradition for the past 17 years. CDDHS, with the support of our community, has donated more than $150,000 to date! The grade 12 Business Leadership class should be very proud of their hard work in organizing this worthwhile event!
Rainbow Flag to Fly at CDDHS first week in June
During the first week of June we will be proudly flying the rainbow flag at the front of our school as a symbol of our commitment to creating and upholding an inclusive, safe space for all students, families and community members. We believe in the principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and it’s assertion that, “Equality rights are at the core of the Charter. They are intended to ensure that everyone is treated with the same respect, dignity and consideration (i.e. without discrimination), regardless of personal characteristics such as race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, or mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, residency, marital status or citizenship.”
Everyone who steps foot in our building is valued and appreciated for who they are and flying the flag will remind us that one of our most important roles as educators is to ensure that we promote a sense of community, uphold inclusion and that we proudly walk alongside as allies with all our students.
$500 Pay-it-Forward Initiative
To submit your proposal for Mrs. McIntosh-Clodd’s $500 Pay-it-Forward challenge click here.
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