Mental Health Week – Day 4: Supports for Supports for BIPOC, Neurodivergent, and 2SLGBTQIA+ youths

As we continue to celebrate Mental Health Week, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recognizes the need to be mindful and intentional in creating space to highlight the disparity of resources for our most vulnerable students and families to access mental health services. The pandemic has played a dominant role in our mental well-being. […]

Mental Health Week – Day 3: Self-Compassion

For Day 3 of Mental Health Week, we thought it would be important to share some information, reminders and resources about self-compassion. Many may not know what self-compassion is, so we wanted to take this opportunity to help educate you! Theme: Self-Compassion Self-compassion is an area we often overlook for ourselves as we carry on […]

Mental Health Week – Day 2: Social Emotional Learning/Mental Health Literacy

As we continue our Mental Health Week campaign in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) and our students’ mental health, we want to remind our students, families and community to #GetReal about your feelings. Be truthful. Be honest. Be vulnerable. It is okay to not feel okay and to seek help. Today’s mental […]

Don’t Miss It: My Canada Project Competition

Grade 8 Students: Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win The third annual My Canada Project competition is open to all Grade 8 students in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Students are invited to share their thoughts and ideas about Canada, in 300-500 words, for the chance to win one of three prizes. Students […]

Moving Forward: 2022 Education Week

Each year, Education Week (May 2-6) provides us with an opportunity to celebrate teaching excellence and student achievement within the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), and highlight all that public education offers our students. For 2022, Ontario’s Education Week theme is Moving Forward. It recognizes our collective efforts to support student achievement as part […]

Mental Health Week – Day 1: Pandemic

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) holds its Mental Health Week during the first week of May as an opportunity to talk, educate and increase awareness about mental illness and well-being. It can be difficult to discuss the topic of mental health and healing. To help, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) will be […]

WRDSB participates in Mental Health Week, May 2 to 6, 2022

Since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week during the first week in May, making 2022 the 71st year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This year, the theme is empathy. The campaign calls for us […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day Principals and vice-principals lead Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) schools each and every day. This day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and community members. The impact of principals and vice-principals extend beyond a single classroom. They set the tone […]

WRDSB flags at half-mast for National Day of Mourning

Today, April 28 is the annual National Day of Mourning for Persons Killed or Injured in the Workplace. To remember the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or have suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents, flags at all Ontario government buildings, including Waterloo Region District School Board schools and worksites, will […]

Masking in Schools: Help Us Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

As we have throughout the pandemic, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) follows the advice of Region of Waterloo Public Health. Due to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community at the moment, public health is recommending we use all the tools at our disposal to maximize our layers of protection to reduce […]

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