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HDSB holding public session on Dec. 2 to share findings of report on student experiences of Racism

The virtual information session will begin at 6 p.m. and will be livestreamed on the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca)


The Halton District School Board is inviting students, staff, parents/guardians and community partners to attend a virtual information session on Student Voices: Student Experiences of Racism & HDSB Strengthened Commitments to Anti-Racism on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021 at 6 p.m. The purpose of the session is to share the findings of focus groups the HDSB conducted with students in June.


Student Voices: Student Experiences of Racism & HDSB’s Strengthened Commitments to Anti-Racism Information Session (Virtual)

Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6 - 7 p.m.



This information session will be livestreamed on the HDSB YouTube Channel. The link to access the livestream will be on the homepage of the HDSB website (www.hdsb.ca) on Thursday, Dec. 2. Questions can be submitted prior to and during the event on Thursday, Dec. 2 by emailing studentvoice@hdsb.ca.


The HDSB conducted virtual focus groups with secondary students (Grade 9-12) in Spring 2021 to gather student insight into the Board’s current response to racism in schools. Gathering this information supports the Board’s ongoing accountability to its equity goals, as outlined in the 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan: The Way Forward. The focus groups were hosted virtually across each of the four municipalities in Halton.


“As a Board we are invested in learning more about how well students feel we have responded to incidents of racism in our schools,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the HDSB. “The information and insights received through the focus groups were reviewed and a report has been developed by HDSB staff in the Indigenous Rights & Education, Human Rights & Equity and Research departments along with the Board’s Human Rights & Equity Advisor, which highlights existing and strengthened commitments to guide and inform a plan of action and enhanced accountability to address racism.”


The Student Voices: Student Experiences of Racism & HDSB’s Strengthened Commitments to Anti-Racism report will be publicly released on Nov. 30, 2021 and will be available on the Student Voices webpage.

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