Did you Know 


Did you Know 


International Women's Day
  • Please join us for the virtual International Women's Day Assembly on March 8 at 11:15 a.m.  featuring Stacey McKenzie, a Canadian model, runway modelling coach, motivational speaker, and television personality.

  • The  theme for this assembly is "Women Breaking Down Barriers". Let's make International Women's Day your day to celebrate women's achievements, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.





  • Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day – a day when people across the country speak up, and do their part to break down the stigma around mental health.

  • On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell will donate more towards mental health initiatives in Canada by contributing 5¢ for every applicable text, call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk​, social media video view and use of our Facebook frame or Snapchat filter. Join in on Thursday, January 28 to help create positive change.



International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (2020) - October 17, 2020

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the development of the post-2015 development agenda.

Please view the video from Fred Nyabera, Director of the Interfaith Initiative to End Child Poverty for Arigatou International.


TDSB Recognizes Orange Shirt Day on September 30, 2020

Friday, September 25, 2020

In 1973, 6 year-old Phyllis Webstad was excited to wear her new orange shirt to her first day of school. Phyllis says of the shirt, "it was so bright and excitingjust like it felt to be going to school!" When she arrived at St. Joseph Mission Residential School, her shirt was taken and never given back. For Phyllis, "the color orange has always reminded me of that and how my feelings didn't matter, how no one cared and how I felt like I was worth nothing. All of us little children were crying and no one cared."

Established in 2013, Orange Shirt Day recognizes the legacy of the Residential Schools System for First Nations, Métis and Inuit families and communities. By wearing orange, we acknowledge the history of Residential Schools in Canada and we honour Survivors.

On Wednesday, September 30, 2020 wear orange to participate in Orange Shirt Day. Follow @UIEC_tdsb and @tdsb on Twitter to see how students and staff from across the Toronto District School Board recognize Orange Shirt Day.

For more information, visit the Urban Indigenous Education Centre website. To learn more about Phyllis’ story and Orange Shirt Day visit www.orangeshirtday.orgSee the Orange Shirt Day 2020 poster.



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