November 2-9 is Holocaust Education Week

November 2-9 is Holocaust Education Week (HEW). The theme this year for Neuberger Holocaust Education Week 2022 is The Future Is Here. Learning about this historical event is critical in countering antisemitism and other forms of hate. Commemorating HEW Enables Us To: Understand key concepts including democracy, dictatorship, collaboration and genocide. Acknowledge the dire consequences […]

November is Financial Literacy Month

November is Financial Literacy Month and the theme for 2022 is Make Change that Counts: Managing Your Money in a Changing World. This campaign highlights the ever changing financial marketplace, which can be complex to understand and challenging to navigate. WRDSB students learn financial literacy in Grades 1 to 12 through subjects like: Mathematics Social […]

November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario

The month of November is Hindu Heritage Month in Ontario. This province is home to a large and vibrant Hindu community which has made important contributions across a variety of sectors; from science, education and medicine — to law, politics, business, culture and sport. The general public is encouraged to mark Hindu Heritage Month by […]

November Lunch and Learn Sessions for Parents and Caregivers

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 Français Gujarati ગુજરાતી Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ Spanish Española Turkish Türk Ukrainian украї́нська мо́ва Vietnamese Tiếng Việt As part of our ongoing efforts to support Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) parents, caregivers and families, our […]

WRDSB Unaffected by CUPE Strike Action

Schools Are Open and Operating As Usual. Today, CUPE (Canadian Union of Public Employees) served notice that it plans to commence a strike involving full withdrawal of services on Friday, November 4, 2022. It is important to note that there are no Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) employees who are members of the CUPE […]

Winter Break Extended Day Program

Please see the attached notice for families confirming the location of the winter  break full-day camp program. HespelerWinterBreak  

Assistive Technology – Training for Families in November 2022

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 Parents and Caregivers: Are you looking for ways to support your child with technology? The Waterloo Region District School […]

October 27 is Dress Purple Day

Tomorrow, October 27, is Dress Purple Day. On this day, Children’s Aids Societies across Ontario encourage individuals and communities to show solidarity for vulnerable children, youth and families by wearing something purple. This is to remind those facing challenges that they are not alone, and there are resources and support available. This campaign also plays […]

October 24-28 is Media Literacy Week

This week, October 24-28, is Media Literacy Week. This annual event promotes digital media literacy across the country. Many schools, museums, libraries and community groups host events and activities throughout the week. Why it’s important We have more information available at our fingertips than ever before, and it’s important to be mindful of how we […]

Canadian Down Syndrome Week: October 23-29

This week, October 23-29, is Canadian Down Syndrome Week. This campaign celebrates and showcases the abilities of people with Down syndrome. It also aims to educate, raise public awareness and advocate for acceptance and inclusion. What is Down syndrome? When a person is born with Down syndrome, it means they have an extra copy of […]

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