Human Rights & Equity Advisory Committee
The HDSB Human Rights & Equity Advisory Committee (HREAC) is a multi-stakeholder entity with broad membership from school and board-based leadership, trustee governance, parent representation and community agencies. The Committee functions to propose and respond to human rights and equity initiatives that support the HDSB focus on student achievement and well-being.
Human Rights Equity Action & Accountability Plan -
The Way Forward
Human Rights Equity Action and Accountability Plan:
The Way Forward reflects the Halton District School Board’s commitment to create and maintain safe, inclusive learning and working environments free from discrimination for students, families, staff and members of the public.
Click below for an overview of The Way Forward. Please contact us
firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to review the full plan.
View HREAA Plan -
The Way Forward
HDSB Discriminatory & Harmful Language Protocol
Discriminatory and harmful language causes pain and trauma to individuals to whom it is directed. The HDSB created the
Discriminatory and Harmful Language Protocol to provide clear expectations for how staff respond when harm is caused.
Staff respond by interrupting the language; providing an explanation why the language is harmful and discriminatory; ensuring support is provided for those harmed; and reporting the incident to school administration for further follow up and accountability. Should incidents of discrimination or hate occur in our schools, HDSB staff are committed to responding quickly using the Discriminatory and Harmful Language Protocol. This protocol responds to discriminatory language used against people based on the protected grounds in the Ontario Human Rights Code. This protocol will be followed by students and staff to promote a school environment free from discriminatory language.
Discriminatory and Harmful Language Protocol Video
The Halton District School Board is Committed to Serve Students, Families and Staff
We incorporate principles of equity and inclusive education into all aspects of our operations, structures, policies, procedures, guidelines and practices, consistent with the principles of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Halton District School Board believes that all students can learn and we strive to enable every student to learn effectively, to reduce achievement gaps and to improve learning outcomes for all, regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and other historical forms of marginalization.
The Halton District School Board
Equity and Inclusive Education Policy reflects our commitment to create and maintain a safe, inclusive learning and working environment for students, their families, employees and members of the public. Our policy informs decisions regarding board actions across multiple areas including policies and procedures; leadership; school and community relationships; religious accommodations; curriculum and assessment practices; and actions to create a school climate free from discrimination and harrassment. These actions are supported and guided by
Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy (2009) and
Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan (2017).
For additional information regarding equitable practices in the Halton District School Board please see additional resources below.
For more information, contact:
System Principal - Indigenous Education, Human Rights & Equity
New Street Education Centre
905-631-6120, ext 4468
Superintendent of Education
J.W. Singleton Centre