LDSB Denounces All Acts of Hate

Limestone Learning Foundation
LDSB Denounces All Acts of Hate
Posted on 10/12/2023
LDSB Denounces All Acts of HateOn a daily basis, staff across Limestone support student achievement and well-being, and work hard to create inclusive spaces where every student feels valued, seen and included. Our work to support all students is critical. All forms of hatred and terrorism must be denounced.

Limestone District School Board (LDSB) unequivocally condemns any acts of hate and remains committed to ensuring an equitable and inclusive school environment for all students and staff, and as a school board and community we must confront acts of hate in all formats.

Harassment, discrimination, and hate have no place in Limestone. We support all students, staff and the greater community by embracing safe and caring school environments.

Earlier this week, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce said: “As educators and staff, we ask you to be proactive, compassionate, and determined to stop any form of hate impacting students, such as antisemitism or Islamophobia in Ontario classrooms. We ask that you remind your school communities about the ongoing importance of creating safe spaces for the students and staff that enter each day.”

Many events taking place globally increase feelings of distress for students locally. It is not uncommon for students, staff and families to experience a range of emotions and to have questions about challenging world events. Reactions will vary.

With that in mind, we want to provide some resources that may be helpful during this time:

School Mental Health Ontario

Caring for Kids: Helping children and teens cope with stressful public events

KFL&A Public Health: Parenting in KFL&A

Student Mental Health Resources

To report a human rights incident, please use the LDSB Student Human Rights Incident and Complaints tool:

Krishna Burra
Director of Education

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.