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Equity and Inclusion

Equity Action Plan – Thought Exchange:

Wellington Catholic is in the first phase of the renewal of its Board Equity Action Plan. We know it is important for us to listen to the voices of students, staff, parents and community in developing this plan. We invite you to share your thoughts on how we can continue to develop a culture of inclusivity and belonging within our school board and community.
 
The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity must be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met.  The Ontario Human Rights Code also notes every person has a right to equal treatment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.
 
We must all do our part to create a society where all are welcomed, included and treated with dignity and respect.We must all do our part to create a society where all are welcomed, included and treated with dignity and respect.
 
Please consider lending your voice to this important discussion. Our Thoughtexchange will run until Friday, November 6th, 2020 at: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/299418247
 
We thank you for your investment in contributing to positive change.
 
 
Equity and Inclusion at Wellington Catholic

The Wellington Catholic District School Board is committed to providing each student with a welcoming and safe learning environment that respects their unique identities and engages them as learners through relevant and responsive pedagogy.

Our students and families come from diverse backgrounds and we must ensure that all members of our school community are given equitable opportunities for success within a culture of high expectations for learning. We are committed to:
 
    • Cultivating a positive sense of self and belonging for each individual by respecting and responding to diverse identities and strengths.
    • Providing access to a broad range of programs, pathways and vocations.
    • Providing opportunities for all staff to engage in learning to support culturally responsive and relevant practice.
    • Walking the path together with our Indigenous partners to increase understanding and commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.
    • Ensuring student well-being within an inclusive learning environment that is rooted in faith, encompasses hope and optimism, personal resilience, and respect for ourselves and others in order to positively contribute in making our schools and communities better.