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Rainbow Club

Rainbow Club
Posted on 12/05/2018

This club will be a space for students in grades 5 to 8 who would like additional information or want to be an ally for those in the LGBTQ2S+ community. This is in accordance with the Education Act and Human Rights Code.

These clubs have been known to have a clear impact on student achievement, can assist students in having positive relationships, promote acceptance and respect, raise awareness,  bullying prevention, and help support students and families.


The Rainbow club will meet every second week, activities will be student-led, with staff supervision from Ms. Alce, Mme Beatty, and Mme Smith.


The OCDSB has an Equity and Inclusive Education policy and procedure, which aligns with Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy.


Diversity refers to the presence of a wide range of human qualities and attributes within a group, organization, or society. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical and intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.


Equity refers to a condition or state of fair, inclusive, and respectful treatment of all people. Equity does not mean treating people the same without regard for individual differences.


Inclusive Education refers to education that is based on the principles of acceptance and inclusion of all students. Students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their physical surroundings, and the broader environment in which diversity is honoured and all individuals are respected.


Additional equity resources are available below:

Gender Identity and Gender Expression Guide to Support Our Students

Stories of Identity - Learning About Self, Others and Change,

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to join us as participants or feel you have information you’d like to pass along, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy Alce at cindy.alce@ocdsb.ca.

Thank you!

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