PDSB to address ‘upholding human rights’ in Mississauga and Brampton public schools


Published November 20, 2023 at 12:38 pm

PDSB to address 'upholding human rights' in Mississauga and Brampton public schools

The Human Rights Office at the Peel District School board (PDSB) is planning two virtual sessions to discuss human rights in their public schools.

These sessions are meant to help parents and families of PDSB students engage with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC) by asking questions or voicing their concerns.

“The OHRC provides rights and responsibilities to every member of the PDSB community and we want to provide the opportunity for parents and families to learn more about it, ask questions and collaborate on upholding human rights in our schools,” says the school board.

The sessions are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 27 at 12 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.

Both sessions will be 75 minutes long and streamed through Microsoft Teams, with pre-session and post-session content provided to registrants.

Those interested in participating can register here.

The PDSB’s Human Rights Office was established as a means to combat reported instances of discrimination, such as racism, in Peel schools. In 2020, the board issued a formal apology to students and their families following the release of a report that shone light on racism that was happening in schools and at the board level.


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