Equity and Inclusive Education is featuring Black History Month for the month of February.
Our vision: Growing Excellence... Inspiring Success
- all students, parents, and other members of the school community are welcomed and respected
- every student is supported and inspired to succeed in a culture of high expectations for learning
We envision an inclusive education system in Grand Erie District School Board in which equity and inclusive education:
- is a foundation of excellence
- meets individual needs
- identifies and eliminates barriers
- promotes a sense of belonging
- involves the board community
- builds on and enhances previous and existing initiatives
- is demonstrated through the system
Download a copy of our Equity and Inclusive Education brochure.
Grand Erie District School Board promotes the principles of equity and diversity. The Board strives to maintain a learning and working environment that supports fairness, justice and equality for its students, staff and community.
The Board recognizes and values the diversity of race, colour, creed, sexual orientation and ethnicity within our communities. Expressions of racial, religious or ethnocultural intolerance or bias in any form, will not be tolerated.
The Board is committed to ensuring that appropriate religious accommodations are developed collaboratively in an environment founded in trust and mutual respect. As a principle of our system, the Board is committed to fairness and equity in religious practice.
The Board identifies the following as possible areas for accommodation:
- Religious holy days and celebrations
- Opening and closing exercises
- Dietary requirements
- Religious attire
- Participation in daily activities and curriculum
- Scheduling for religious leaves
- Recruitment, job applications and succession planning
Equity Speaker Series
Grand Erie District School Board is proud to offer an Equity Speaker Series to all interested staff as part of our ongoing education and awareness related to Safe and Inclusive Schools.
A certificate will be issued to anyone who attends three or more topics in the series as part of our way to recognize your participation and to declare you with equity awareness status in Grand Erie.
All workshops will take place at Joseph Brant Learning Centre from 4:30pm—7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 4:15. A different speaker will present on each topic and will be sure to engage you. The speakers will be announced prior to each date.
Read more about the topics and dates. Download Equity Speaker Series 2012-13.
2012-13 Days of Significance
Grand Erie District School Board is dedicated to advancing a unified social vision for the communities within its jurisdiction that promotes equality, diversity and community. With an increasing diverse population throughout the Grand Erie district, staff, students and their families reflect a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The Board’s 2012-13 Days of Significance is a collection of significant faith days, national or international days of observation, cultural days and commercial days.
By no means should this calendar be considered a complete list of significant faith days for each and every faith community. Instead, it is our hope that this calendar will be used to highlight days of significance that mirror events taking place in our schools and in the Grand Erie community.
To view the Days of Significance, click here.
Diversity - The presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.
Equity - A condition or state of fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Equity does not mean treating people the same without regard for individual difference.
Inclusive Education - Education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Studetns see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment, in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.