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Protecting and Promoting Human Rights and Addressing Discrimination and Other Inequities:
The TDSB is committed to creating, maintaining and promoting a school system that is free from discrimination and harassment, where our community – students, staff, families and community partners – feel welcome, and are included and respected.
All students, staff, parents, caregivers, and community partners should be able to move through our school system knowing that their rights will be protected. The well-being and academic success of our students and success of our system as a whole depends on this.
Discrimination is when people are treated unequally and unfairly because of their race, disability, sex, creed, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristic (“ground”) protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code.
The Ontario Human Rights Code and the TDSB’s Human Rights Policy (PO31) prohibit any and all forms of discrimination in TDSB schools and workplaces.
Discrimination can include comments, actions or decisions that make people feel unwelcome or uncomfortable, based on their identity or ability (i.e. on the basis of a Code protected ground). It can also include policies, rules, and ways of doing things that knowingly or unknowingly disadvantage some groups of people, while privileging others. The unfair treatment does not have to be on purpose – it can happen when a person or organization does not mean or intend to discriminate against someone else.
Students can face discrimination inside or outside of the school classroom by:
All forms of discrimination are unacceptable in TDSB environments. Sometimes, conduct outside the school or classroom can negatively impact the school environment, in ways requiring TDSB intervention.
The TDSB is continuing to take steps to:
The TDSB takes incidents of discrimination very seriously. The TDSB has clearly outlined what school administrators and staff must do to understand, address and prevent discrimination in our schools. All TDSB staff are expected to:
We all play an important role in building a culture of human rights at the TDSB. We all need to encourage and promote healthy relationships and appropriate student behaviour, so that our school communities may be free of discrimination.
Helping students, parents and staff understand and address discrimination is essential to preventing discrimination. Together, we can create safe, inclusive and respectful school environments where all students are welcome, treated fairly, and can grow and thrive.