HDSB Human Rights Symposium: Dec. 9-10, 2021
The Halton District School Board will once again host the Human Rights Symposium on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 to engage in vital conversations and challenge thinking. The theme of this year’s event is Identity and Human Rights to explore how intersecting identities impact one’s access to and enjoyment of Human Rights. This year’s Symposium will be a virtual event for HDSB students (Grade 7-12) and staff. On Dec. 9 and 10, all Grade 9-12 students (in-person and virtual) will participate in the Human Rights Symposium and hear keynote speakers Janice Makokis and Spencer West in their classrooms. Grade 7-8 students are also invited to participate.
Keynote speaker on Thursday, Dec. 9: Janice Makokis, Legal scholar, lawyer, mother, Indigenous consultant
Keynote speaker on Friday, Dec. 10: Spencer West, International Speaker, Content Creator, Bestselling Author, World Change Warrior/Activist, Social Media Influencer
Information on how to access the event will be shared with students and staff. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Human Rights Symposium webpage or email email@example.com.
What is the Human Rights Symposium? Human rights is the work and responsibility of all members of society. The HDSB recognizes the importance of bringing education and community partners together to engage in vital conversations to challenge our thinking. The Human Rights Symposium provides an opportunity for educators and community partners to examine important issues impacted by equality and the human condition.
Calling all three-year olds! Starting school is a big step for children and parents/guardians, and the HDSB wants to make that transition as smooth as possible. This fall, the HDSB is welcoming future students and their families to a virtual Kindergarten experience at kindergarten.hdsb.ca to learn more about making the first school experience a happy one.
Three-year olds can explore a Kindergarten classroom to see what their future classroom might look like next September.
There are videos to watch, pictures to view and fun activities for kids.
Parents/guardians can learn about the Kindergarten program at the HDSB, play-based learning, community resources in Halton and before-and-after school care.
Families can sign-up to receive a welcome package from the HDSB including a free children’s book.
Registration for Kindergarten begins in January 2022 and will be by appointment only (in-person and/or virtual) through the school your child will attend. Further information will be shared in the new year. To begin Kindergarten in September 2022, children must be four years old by Dec. 31, 2022 for Year 1 Kindergarten and must be five years old by Dec. 31, 2022 for Year 2 Kindergarten.