International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

May 17 is recognized as the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. This day was created in 2004 to draw the attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by: Two Spirit Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex people All other people with diverse: Sexual orientations Gender identities or expressions Sex characteristics Also on May 17, […]

Acorn the Squirrel Explores Kindergarten | Video Storybook

Join Acorn on the adventure of exploring Kindergarten! Come along with Acorn the Squirrel, who learns more about what a day is like for students in Kindergarten at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)! Kindergarten at WRDSB Join us at the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) in Fall 2024! Families can register their […]

Assistive Technology – Support for Families in May 2024

View a translated version of this page: Amharic አማርኛ Arabic عربي Chinese (Simplified) 中国人 Chinese (Traditional) 繁體字 Farsi (Persian) فارسی French (Canadian) Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt Families and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

WRDSB participates in Mental Health Week, May 6-12 2024

Since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has hosted Mental Health Week during the first week in May, making 2024 the 73rd year. Mental Health Week is a Canadian tradition, with communities, schools and workplaces rallying to celebrate, protect and promote mental health. This week, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) is celebrating […]

Resources for Multilingual Language Learners (MLL) and Families

We are pleased to announce the launch of new Multilingual Language Learner (MLL) resources on our website. These resources are designed to support MLL students, families and caregivers. Multilingual Language Learner (MLL) Online Resources You will find information to support: Families who are moving to Canada Recent newcomers to the region Current MLL students, families […]

2024 Building Community: Advancing Anti-Ableism in Education Symposium

You’re invited! Join the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) as we host our first-ever accessibility symposium. When: Thursday, May 30 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Where: Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo Campus – Bricker Building (22 Bricker Avenue, Waterloo, ON N2L 3B4) Parking: For those who register, information about parking will be sent […]

May 1st is National Principal’s Day

May 1st is National Principal’s Day! National Principal’s Day The Waterloo Region District School Board is grateful for the leadership our Principals and Vice-Principals provide each and every day. National Principal’s Day recognizes the contributions these front-line leaders make with students, staff, families and the extended community. The impact of Principals and Vice-Principals extends beyond […]

May is Jewish Heritage Month

May is Jewish Heritage Month in Canada. The Jewish-Canadian community has existed for more than 250 years. The Jewish-identifying population in Canada is estimated at 400,000. There is prominent representation in Ontario, and in Waterloo Region there is a small, well-represented local community. Jewish Heritage Month is an opportunity for us to recognize and celebrate […]

WRDSB Celebrates Asian Heritage Month 2024

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada. For nearly 250 years, people of Asian heritage have contributed to Canadian history, society, and identity. To celebrate Asian Heritage Month, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) invites students, staff and families to learn more about the diverse cultures and experiences of Asian Canadians and the Asian […]

A Message from the Minister of Education to Ontario Parents

Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, has prepared messages to Ontario families and caregivers about the Provincial Code of Conduct and School Board Codes of Conduct to restrict cellphones and vapes in schools. View this letter as a PDF: English Letter French Letter Letter from the Minister of Education Dear parents, For the first time in […]

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