Student and workforce censuses

Results of first-ever SCDSB student and workforce censuses highlight diversity of Simcoe County
Posted on 10/13/2021
The SCDSB is committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system to ensure that all students and staff are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning and working environments. To support these efforts, during the 2020-21 school year, the SCDSB conducted its first student and workforce censuses. 

More than 3,700 staff completed the workforce census, while 51 per cent (or 26,978 students) participated in the student census. Fifty-two per cent of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 had a parent/guardian participate in the census on their behalf, while 50 per cent of students in Grades 7 - 12 participated in the census themselves.

The census results clearly show the rich diversity present across the SCDSB, with students and staff representing a variety of abilities, ethnic backgrounds, races, religions/creeds, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Through the initial composition analysis of the baseline data, SCDSB staff will identify key themes and areas where there are opportunities for additional programs, supports and resources. Further details and information about how the SCDSB will use the census results in each of these areas will be shared on an ongoing basis this year. 

More information regarding the censuses, including links to the full reports, are available on our website at

Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
[email protected] 
705-734-6363, ext.11328