Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion

Limestone Learning Foundation

The Limestone District School Board is committed to an equitable and inclusive school climate that ensures all students, staff and members of the broader school community feel safe, comfortable, and accepted. We want everyone who learns, works or volunteers in Limestone to value diversity, demonstrate respect for others, and commit to establishing a just, caring society. We know that diversity enriches the educational and employment experience of everyone.

The Board champions a welcoming and open atmosphere in our schools to ensure students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, and everyone sees themselves in their physical surroundings, and the broader environment. 

Limestone has an Equity and Inclusive Education Administrative Procedure which aligns with Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. This procedure outlines the Board’s programs, guidelines and practices, ranging from curriculum and assessment to religious accommodation, creating a welcoming school climate and preventing discrimination and harassment. The Board provides resources, training opportunities and support to schools to promote equity and inclusive education.

To help support everyone who learns, works, or volunteers in Limestone to value diversity, demonstrate respect for others, and commit to establishing a just and caring society, Limestone has formed the Community Equity Advisory Committee. The Community Equity Advisory Committee supports the school board in identifying and eliminating barriers to an equitable and inclusive environment for staff, students, and the broader community, and determine strategies for systemic implementation of LDSB’s Equity and Action Plan. 

The Umoja Black Advisory Committee is a collaboration between Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) and the LDSB.  Both organizations recognize that addressing the unique needs of Black children, youth and families is crucial to address the disproportionate and disparity of outcomes faced by members of this group in both educational and child welfare systems. The Umoja Black Advisory Committee will provide a forum to advise, support and hold LDSB and FACSFLA accountable in the implementation of their equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives to ensure better outcomes for Black children, youth and families involved in both systems. 
Each school has a Safe and Healthy School Committee that meets twice a year to review School Code of Conduct and advise on safety concerns such as school climate, etc. The Board also liaises with community partners  to support schools in the implementation of Ontario’s Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy. 

 LDSB Equity Plan 2020-2023, 2nd Edition April 2022 

Equity Matters

Image of Equity Matters logo featuring tree of multi-coloured handsThe Limestone District School Board has created Equity Matters (formerly the Limestone Lens), a monthly newsletter focused on equity and anti-racism. Curated by the Limestone Equity Team, the newsletter is designed to help all of us tackle anti-racism issues, and build confidence in our ability to talk about anti-racism and equity issues. Together, the newsletter will discuss equity terms, explore frequently asked questions, suggest reading and resource recommendations, all with a goal to consider our own actions in connection to our Limestone community.

Equity Matters E-Newsletters:

Contact Us
Yusuf Abdulkareem
Human Rights & Equity Officer
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Andrea Barrow
Secondary Equity & Inclusion
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 Rachael McDonald
Elementary Equity Consultant
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The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.