Halton District School Board to share findings on report with student experiences of racism


Published November 25, 2021 at 3:17 pm

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) will be holding a public information session to share findings of a report on student experiences of racism.

As a result, the HDSB is inviting students, staff, parents and guardians and community partners to attend the virtual session called Student Voices: Student Experiences of Racism & HDSB Strengthened Commitments to Anti-Racism.

The virtual information session will take place on Dec. 2 at 6:00 p.m. and will be live-streamed on the HDSB website.

The purpose of the session is to share the findings of focus groups that the HDSB conducted with students back in June.

Back in the spring, the HDSB conducted virtual focus groups with secondary students in grades 9-12 to gather student insight into the Board’s current response to racism in schools.

“As a Board, we are invested in learning more about how well students feel we have responded to incidents of racism in our schools,” said 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.”

Questions may be submitted prior to Dec. 2 as well as during the information session by emailing [email protected].

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