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School and Board Action in Equity and Indigenous Education

For a sample of some of the work being done in the Upper Grand District School Board in equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, anti-colonialism and anti-oppression, please view the links below. Links below also include updates supporting our educational community and community partners. And for more on equity in the UGDSB, visit

News Archive

CWDHS student receives 2022 Rotary Indigenous Youth Award (June 2022)

Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 2022)

School Pride flags vandalized, police notified (June 2022)

Students at CDDHS lead Black Brilliance conference (June 2022)

Learning and work in Indigenous education continues throughout Indigenous History Month (June 2022)

UGDSB celebrates Pride Month! (June 2022)

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (May 2022)

Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Black community (May 2022)

May 5 is Red Dress Day: National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit People (May 2022)

UGDSB Together: Celebrating International Day of Pink at the UGDSB (April 2022)

UGDSB and PIC host virtual parent event – ‘A Parent’s Role in Supporting Equity and Indigenous Education’ (April 2022)

April 13 is the International Day of Pink (April 2022)

Ramadan Mubarak to all of those observing (April 2022)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 2022)

A reflection on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month (March 2022)

Supporting Students and Staff: Russian invasion of Ukraine (February 2022) 

Disrupting antisemitism and celebrating Jewish identity (February 2022)

UGDSB celebrates Black Heritage, Black Brilliance, Black Futures Month (February 2022)

Responding to symbols of hate (January 2022)

UGDSB participates in The National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack (January 2022)

December 10 is Human Rights Day (December 2021)

Highlights from the 2020-2021 Accessibility Report (November 2021)

Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20 (November 2021)

Commemorating Indigenous Veterans Day on November 8 (November 2021)

Celebrating Diwali on November 4 (November 2021)

Learn more about Treaty Partners for UGDSB schools and sites (November 2021)

UGDSB participates in FOLD Kids Book Fest, celebrating underrepresented authors and storytellers (November 2021)

Treaties Recognition Week is November 1-7, 2021 (November 2021)

Policy feedback opportunity: Policy 504 Equity and Inclusive Education (October 2021)

Considerations around Halloween, equity and COVID-19 safety (October 2021)

October is Islamic Heritage Month – Learn more about Islam! (October 2021)

National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (October 2021)

Continuing the work on Truth and Reconciliation (October 2021)

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 2021)

Indigenous Students Participate in Birch Bark Canoe Build with master canoe builder (July 2021)

Information for staff, students and families regarding unmarked graves at former residential school in Saskatchewan (June 2021)

‘UGTalks about’ initiative centres student voice on issues of social justice (June 2021)

Supports for staff and students following horrific violence targeting Muslim community (June 2021)

UGDSB celebrates National Indigenous History Month (June 2021)

CCVI student takes on leadership role in school GSA group (June 2021)

UGDSB flags to be lowered in honour of 215 children whose lives were taken at former residential school (May 2021)

We include all awesome humans – UGDSB Kicks off Pride Month celebrations (May 2021)

Supporting Students and Staff: Crisis in the Middle East (May 2021)

UGDSB approves new Indigenous Education policy (May 2021)

Program for Indigenous families in the UGDSB: Anishinaabemowin Nanda-gikendan “Seeking to Learn the Language” (May 2021)

Anti-Racist Educator Reads podcast nominated for Canadian Podcast Award (May 2021)

Guelph Black Heritage Society hosting virtual Anti-Racism Summit (April 2021)

John F. Ross CVI student takes action against anti-Asian racism during culminating assignment (April 2021)

Recommended reading in Indigenous education and knowledge (March 2021)

Addressing anti-Asian racism, resources to support educators (March 2021)

UGDSB reflects on Black Heritage, Black Brilliance and Black Futures Month (February 2021)

Black Heritage Month spotlight: Alfred M. Lafferty (February 2021)

CDDHS students express love for themselves through Hair Love video (February 2021)

Victoria Terrace PS students research and pay tribute to Viola Desmond (February 2021)

Student work featured in Black History Month digital exhibition (February 2021)

UGDSB celebrates Black Brilliance month virtually this February (February 2021)

UGDSB introduces Period Equity program to schools (February 2021)

Highlights of progress made in multi-year Equity Plan (December 2020)

UGDSB Equity Team releases 2020-2021 Equity Calendar (September 2020)

Taking action in anti-racism and anti-oppression work (June 2020)

UGDSB presents Pride month virtual art exhibit (June 2020)

UGDSB includes all awesome humans – Celebrating Pride this June (June 2020)

Wheelchair basketball program visits Rockwood Centennial PS (February 2020)

UGDSB students learn about Black History through CEEP Project (February 2020)

CDDHS hosts 2nd annual Black History assembly (February 2020)

#WeAllHaveAbility – This February describe a video (February 2020)

UGDSB continues to make waves in accessibility work (November 2019)

Gateway, Palmerston and Primrose students explore equity and social justice through the arts (June 2019)

#UGRainbow2019 – Students and staff reflect at Rainbow Leadership Summit (June 2019)

#UGDSBIncludesPride – Staff are using tech as a positive platform to share student voice (April 2019)

Passion, emotion and history – CDDHS celebrates Black History Month (February 2019)