Celebrating diversity in our community

The students and staff of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) represent a rich diversity of faith traditions and we are proud to celebrate this diversity throughout our community. We recognize and value the varied customs that our families celebrate and we are committed to providing a respectful and safe environment.

With the help of the Peel District School Board, the SCDSB has created a Holy Days and Holidays Calendar that will help identify important and prominent days of commemoration. The expectation is that SCDSB schools and work sites will not schedule events on significant holy days (noted in bold print on the calendar). The calendar includes holy days from faiths including: Bahá’í, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Wicca, Zoroastrianism and Canadian Holidays.

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To further extend our understanding of how our schools and communities recognize these significant days, we ask that they share plans and highlights of their activities on social media using #SCDSB_HolyDays.

As we are all dedicated to a life long journey of learning, the board will provide celebratory information and notifications of significant dates for all students and staff using our social media channels.

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