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The Parasport Games
are Coming to Durham

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DDSB Staff Training on Transgender Student Issues has a waiting list
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Make a Difference BBQ Brings the Community Together
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Students Participate
in Cinematic Experience
at School
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What's New

Former Vincent Massey Public School student Andrew Genge has some advice to share about overcoming obstacles....
Educators Andrea McAuley and Heather Mundy have been appointed to the team of Superintendents...
Traumatic events, such as recently seen in Pittsburgh, can be deeply upsetting for families...
The Durham District School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is calling for applications...
In August 2018, the Government of Ontario announced that the current 2015 Elementary Health...
The laws for cannabis use are changing on October 17 th . As it...

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Dyslexia:  Amazing Support by Dyslexia Awareness T-Shirts

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Welcome to Friendship Forest

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Allies in Action at
John Dryden PS

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Event Calendar

Nov 16, 2018 All Day
PA Day - All Schools
Nov 16, 2018
All Day
All Schools
Nov 19, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week
Nov 19, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
All Day
All Schools
Nov 19, 2018 07:00 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 19, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Education Centre
Nov 20, 2018 All Day
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the...
National Child Day
Nov 20, 2018
All Day
Holiday
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  , spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.

National Child Day has been nationally celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations  Convention on the Rights of the Childon November 20, 1989.

The overall objectives of National Child Day are to pay tribute to Canada’s commitment to children outlined in the Convention and  A Canada Fit for Children; promote children’s initiatives across the country; and encourage child-related organizations to raise awareness of child rights.
We celebrate the success the Government of Canada’s initiatives have in making a real difference in the lives of our children and families. Through initiatives such as the Universal Child Care Plan, the Child Fitness Tax Credit and improving access to health care for children, the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to working as effectively and efficiently as possible to produce real results to support families in their efforts to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting children and their families. The Government will continue to advance policies and programs that support parents and children and take their best interests into account. This work will be undertaken directly as well as with partners, including the provinces and territories, civil society, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and international organizations. Knowledge gained through lessons learned, best practices, research and tools will guide the continuous improvement towards ensuring children have the best start in life, no matter where they live. We will continue to strengthen our efforts to ensure the well-being, healthy development, protection and participation of children and youth.

Take time on November 20th to celebrate National Child Day.
Nov 21, 2018 All Day
Educational Assistants' Appreciation Day
Nov 21, 2018
All Day
Nov 22, 2018 06:30 PM
SEAC Meeting
Nov 22, 2018
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Education Centre
Dec 03, 2018 07:00 PM
Standing Committee Meeting
Dec 03, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Education Centre
Dec 17, 2018 07:00 PM
Board Meeting
Dec 17, 2018
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Education Centre

Contact

Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
General.Inquiry@ddsb.ca
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