Student census 2020-21

SCDSB to hold first-ever student census; learn more at an information session this month
Posted on 03/12/2021

The SCDSB is committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system that impact equity, achievement and well-being of students, and to ensuring that all students are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environments. To support these efforts, we must learn more about our students. 

In April 2021, the SCDSB will hold its first student census. The confidential SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is an important tool that will be used to collect identity-based student data so that systemic barriers can be identified. The results will guide our focus on programs, supports and resources to address inequities within our system.

To support the delivery of the SCDSB student census in April 2021, the SCDSB is hosting information sessions. The sessions are being held via Zoom in mid-March and will include the following information:  

  • why we are conducting a student census  
  •  a review of the census questions (based on the draft version of the census) 
  •  discussion regarding potential barriers to participation

 Between April 1 and 30, 2021, students in Grades 7 to 12 and parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 will be invited to participate in the SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021. Students in Grades 7 to 12 will be emailed a secure link inviting them to complete their census. For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, parents/guardians will complete the student census on behalf of their child(ren). Parents/guardians of these students will receive an email invitation which includes a secure link to their child(ren)’s student census. The email used for parents/guardians will be the primary contact email on file at their child’s school.

More information regarding the information sessions and the student census is available on our website at

Lisa Newton, Manager of Research and Decision Support
[email protected] 
705-734-6363, ext.11731