October 14, 2022 - Free menstrual pads, Applications for Ontario Colleges and Universities, and more.

October 14, 2022 - Free menstrual pads, Applications for Ontario Colleges and Universities, and more.
Posted on 10/14/2022

Hello Students, 

Free menstrual pads 

Thanks to the advocacy of students and student trustees, OCDSB students will have access to free menstrual products. Watch for more details from your school about location and availability. No need to ask, just take what you need. Learn more about the OCDSB Menstrual Equity Initiative.

Applications for Ontario Colleges and Universities 

Applications for Ontario colleges and universities are now open, with important deadlines coming up throughout the fall. Check out ontariocolleges.ca and the Ontario Universities Application Centre online to learn how and when to apply. 

The OCDSB’s Indigenous, Equity, and Human Rights Road Trip, November 9, 2022

The 2020-23 Indigenous, Equity and Human Rights Roadmap aims to identify and address systemic barriers that impact students, staff and families. We want to hear your stories about the journey so far: students are invited to share their stories through videos, slide shows, creative expression (spoken word, poetry, art pieces), visual displays (photos, artwork, etc.) that show equity in action in your classrooms, student groups, or schools. Please fill out this form by Wednesday, October 26th to share your story about equity in action at the OCDSB. Selected submissions will be shared during the launch of the OCDSB’s Indigenous, Equity and Human Rights Road Trip on November 9, 2022 at Woodroffe High School. More information will be shared in the coming weeks. 

Opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ students looking to make a difference

Do you want to start or run a student group, organize an event, or advocate for your school to be more inclusive of trans and gender diverse students? Email [email protected] (they/he), a trans and nonbinary adult who can help. Kaeden and Kusha Dadui (he/they), OCDSB’s Trans and Gender Diverse Student Support Coordinator, also run Google Meet sessions every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., where you can meet other 2SLGBTQ+ student leaders and earn volunteer hours. For the Google Meet code, email Kaeden or [email protected]

Virtual Gender Joy Gettogether for 2SLGBTQ+ Students in Grades 7-12

Meet and connect with other trans, gender diverse, or questioning students every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sessions are facilitated by Kusha Dadui (he/they), Nyk (they/them) and Kaeden (they/he). Contact Kusha at [email protected] for the link to join.

School News

York Street Public School invites alumni, families, staff, and community members to join their 100th anniversary celebration this Saturday, October 15, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will include a free barbecue and activities for all ages. Learn more.

In case you missed it…

Looking for More Information on Upcoming Events or Dates? 

Remember to consult the OCDSB’s elementary and/or secondary calendars for PA Days, holidays, exam dates, and more. Board Meetings, committee meetings, and dates of significance can be found on the OCDSB’s board calendar. In addition, religious and/or cultural dates can be found in our MultiFaith calendar

Thank you, 

Camille Williams-Taylor

Director of Education 


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