A Message from the Minister of Education: Pride Month in Ontario

The following is a message from the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce regarding Pride Month in Ontario. June 1 marks the beginning of Pride month in Ontario and around the world. For many, Pride is a time to celebrate the things that make us unique and special, to look to community for acceptance and support […]

Pride Month in the WRDSB

Since 2015, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has officially recognized and celebrated Pride Month. Today, we are raising the Progress Pride Flag at every building across the WRDSB, as a symbol of solidarity and inclusion for 2SLGBTQIA+ students, staff and families/caregivers. Theme of Pride Month 2023: We Have Always Been Here Building on […]

National Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day

Once again this June, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is recognizing National Indigenous History Month. We are also celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day, which is recognized each year on June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and the day with the longest period of daylight. These celebrations offer opportunities […]

Recognizing National AccessAbility Week 2023

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) continues to prioritize accessibility in all that we do. This week, we are recognizing National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) in Canada. The 2023 theme for NAAW is “Disability Inclusion: From Possibilities to Practice”. As per the Ontario Human Rights Code, “Disability” covers a broad range and degree of conditions, […]

Police Warn of Fraudulent Cheque Scam

WRDSB families: We want to ensure you are aware of a fraudulent cheque scam which has affected multiple youths in the Waterloo region.  According to Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS), in this scam, the fraudster sends a message about a money-making opportunity, via an instant messaging application, to the victim. The fraudster asks the victim […]

Friday, June 2 is a PD Day for elementary WRDSB students

Friday, June 2, 2023, is a professional development (PD) day for elementary school staff. Students will not attend school, in person or virtually. All board-operated Extended Day and Youth Development programs will be open from 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. only, due to staffing shortages. We apologize for the impact this may have on families. […]

Celebrating World Education Support Personnel Day

May 16 is World Education Support Personnel Day. Join us in celebrating the important role support staff hold within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). From the school office to the Director’s office, WRDSB support staff are vital members of our school communities and education teams, and key to student success. Every day, WRDSB […]

In Memory of Trustee Fred Meissner

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is deeply saddened by the passing of Trustee Fred Meissner. Trustee Meissner was an exemplary board member who sat on multiple committees. His passion and dedication to improving public education in the region was second to none. His priority was always students, their success and well-being, and his commitment […]

May is Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. For nearly 250 years, people of Asian heritage have contributed to Canadian history, society, and identity. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites students, staff and families to learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Asian Canadians and the Asian […]

May is Jewish Heritage Month

May is Jewish Heritage Month in Canada. The Jewish-Canadian community has existed for more than 250 years and the Jewish-identifying population in Canada is estimated at 400,000. There is prominent representation in Ontario, and in Waterloo Region there is a small yet well-represented local community. Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to recognize […]

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