The Halton District School Board has created a Human Rights & Equity Advisory Committee (HREAC) with representation from parents/guardians, the community and HDSB staff members to propose and respond to human rights and equity initiatives that support the HDSB focus on student achievement and well-being. A call for membership for the committee took place in February, with the committee officially established this Spring.
The HDSB Human Rights & Equity Advisory Committee (HREAC) is a multi-stakeholder entity with broad membership from school and central board staff, trustees, parent/guardian and community representatives.
The HREAC will help support commitments outlined in the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan: The Way Forward and 2020-2024 Multi Year Plan. The Way Forward reflects the HDSB’s commitment to create and maintain safe, inclusive learning and working environments free from discrimination for students, families, staff and members of the public. It provides specific actions to which the Board will be held accountable by students, staff, families and the community. A priority initiative this year is the Discriminatory & Harmful Language Protocol, which has been implemented in order to ensure school environments are free from discriminatory language.