HDSB families, students, staff and community members are invited to the Director’s Panel Series on Bringing the Multi-Year Plan to Life
to raise awareness about the commitments outlined in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan (2020-2024).
Panel speakers at the sessions will include HDSB students, parents and subject-matter experts to explore issues and themes and share knowledge relating to key areas of focus in the Multi-Year Plan including mental health and well-being, environmental leadership and Indigenous perspectives and awareness.
Sessions will be led by Director of Education Curtis Ennis and Human Rights & Equity Advisor
The first session in the panel series will be:
Normalizing Mental Health in Everyday Speech
Thursday, March 2 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
This will be a virtual event, with the livestream linked on the HDSB website (hdsb.ca
Registration is not required.
Normalizing Mental Health in Everyday Speech provides the foundation for students across the HDSB to acknowledge and begin their own mental health journey.
Panel speakers at the Normalizing Mental Health in Everyday Speech session include:
- Mira Backo-Shannon, HDSB parent
- Michelle Bates, HDSB Manager & Mental Health Lead
- Jasmeet Chagger, Founder of SOCH Mental Health
- Maneet Chahal, Founder of SOCH Mental Health
- Sree, HDSB Grade 8 student
- Eileen, HDSB Grade 8 student
- Chase, HDSB Grade 8 student
- Sabrina, HDSB Grade 11 student
- Chloe, HDSB Grade 12 student
- Piper, HDSB Grade 12 student
Those interested in attending the event can submit a question to the panel before or during the panel discussion through this Google Form: https://bit.ly/3SBQEut
“Each session in the series will explore issues and themes outlined in our Multi-Year Plan from various perspectives, including student voice,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.
“We look forward to listening and learning from students, families, staff and community members as we work toward our collective goals as a Board. Over the next three months, we will dive deeper into the work we’re doing to advance Mental Health and Well-Being, Environmental Leadership and Indigenous Perspectives and Awareness, as reflected in the HDSB’s Multi-Year Plan 2020-2024
and the Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan - The Way Forward
Future sessions in the series include:
- Environmental Leadership (Tuesday, April 18 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.)
- Indigenous Perspectives and Awareness (Tuesday, May 16 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.)
For additional information, contact:
Haley Juniper, Senior Communications Officer
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll free: 1-877-618-3456