January 29 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action Against Islamophobia

On January 29, 2017, a lone gunman entered a mosque in Quebec City and opened fire on dozens of Muslim Canadians during a prayer service. Six worshippers were killed and 19 more injured. The Quebec City mosque mass shooting remains the worst mass murder in a house of worship in Canada’s history. On June 6, […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day

As an educational system, we have a responsibility to learn about the lived realities of systematically harmed communities. With this in mind, the WRDSB is committed to learning about the lived experiences, realities and harm faced by the Jewish community.   In the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB), we look forward to building strong, ongoing […]

January 26 – All transportation cancelled, schools are open

Due to the current weather conditions, all school buses, taxis and special education routes are cancelled. All WRDSB schools are open. Extended Day Programs and Child Care Centres located in our schools are open and operating. All transportation, games and competitions for Waterloo County Secondary School Athletics Association (WCSSAA) are also cancelled today. As always, […]

January 25 – All Evening Rentals, Games and School Events Cancelled

Due to the current weather conditions and anticipated forecast, all rental permits, games and school events are cancelled this evening. Please check with your event organizer or coach to see if your event, meeting, or game will be rescheduled at a later date.

January 25 is Bell Let’s Talk Day

Today, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is recognizing Bell Let’s Talk Day, a social media day of action to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and well-being. Bell Let’s Talk Day 2023 This year, Bell announced they will be replacing the donation of 5 cents per interaction with $10 million of funding […]

Announcing a New Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-being

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Vida Collis as a new Superintendent of Student Achievement and Well-Being, effective February 6, 2023. Vida began her career with the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in 2001, serving the students and communities as a teacher at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute, Waterloo Collegiate Institute and Glenview […]

January 24 is the International Day of Education

January 24 is the International Day of Education. In 2018, the United Nations proclaimed this day to celebrate the role of education in peace and development, and to demonstrate support for inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. To recognize this important day, Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) Director of Education jeewan chanicka shares […]

January 21 is Lincoln Alexander Day

“It is not your duty to be average. It is your duty to set a higher example for others to follow.” – Lincoln Alexander Since 2015, January 21 has been recognised across Canada as Lincoln Alexander Day. The Honourable Lincoln Alexander was a pioneer in the fight for racial equity in Canada. Alexander’s legacy is […]

An Open Letter in Response to WRDSB Parent Concerns

To the students, families and communities we serve in Waterloo Region, The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is committed to a quality public education system and to continuing our work of building a school district that centres student voice, well-being and academic success in partnership with students and their parents, caregivers and families. There […]

Celebrating Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day

January 19 is Educational Assistant and Child and Youth Worker Appreciation Day in the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB). Today, we show our appreciation to all of these incredible staff members who support the students we serve every day. Educational Assistants (EA) and Child and Youth Workers (CYW) in the WRDSB The impressive work […]

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