Equity and inclusion: our collective impact

Join the SCDSB for a night of learning with Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard
Posted on 02/07/2023
Throughout Black History Month, students and staff at Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) schools will participate in activities that support learning and further understanding of Black history and the contributions of Black people in Canada and around the world.

The SCDSB invites members of our school communities to join in our learning and attend Equity and inclusion: our collective impact, an evening with Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, on Feb. 28.

This in-person event will be held in the Bear Creek Secondary School cafeteria on Feb. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Senator Bernard will focus on Canadian Black history and how to create change. Space is limited, so members of the SCDSB community are asked to register in advance.

Senator Bernard is the first African Nova Scotian woman to be appointed to the Senate of Canada. Through her involvement in community projects, her social work career, her time with the Dalhousie School of Social Work, and now her work in the Senate and as Deputy Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, Senator Bernard has maintained a deep dedication to social justice and racial justice. 

During the school day on Feb. 28, Senator Bernard will lead Grade 10 civics and history students in a board-wide live stream session focused on Canadian Black history and understanding the role of the Canadian Senate.
Bear Creek SS is located at 100 Red Oak Dr. in Barrie.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB’s Strategic Priorities in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and Community.

Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
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