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HCDSB News Release
Monday, November 16, 2015
Halton Catholic Schools Recognize Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
​Artwork created by Tina Hoang, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School student.

The Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) joins school boards across Ontario in recognizing Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week from November 15 through November 21, 2015. Schools in our Board will be participating in a variety of events and activities that support this year`s central theme, "Promoting Positive Relationships and Positive Mental Health at Home, School and in the Community".

“Each and every one of us has the ability to make a positive difference,” says Patricia Webber-Callaghan, the Board’s Mental Health Leader. “We can all do our part to be kind and respectful to one another. By making our voices heard and reaching out to those in need, we can stand up against bullying.”

Through education and awareness, Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week provides another avenue for educators, students and members of the community to recognize the importance of creating safe and inclusive learning environments.

On Wednesday, November 18, 2015, students across the Board will attend a Bullying Prevention Launch: "See The Problem, Be The Solution" which supports the Give Respect Get Respect 2015-2016 Halton School Challenge.  ​

During Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week and throughout the school year, students and staff are encouraged to:

  • Promote equity and diversity
  • Support healthy relationships and promote positive school climates
  • Express through messages and creative expression that everyone has the right to be respected

​​For bullying prevention resources and updates throughout the week, follow the Board on Twitter​. For additional resources and definitions of the different forms of bullying, including physical, verbal, social, and electronic (also known as cyber-bullying), please visit the Ontario Ministry of Education's website​.​​​​


The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Administrator, Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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