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Durham District School Board
Ignite Learning
Character Education
Character development is the deliberate effort to nurture the universal attributes upon which schools and communities find consensus. These attributes provide a standard for behaviour against which we hold ourselves accountable. Character attributes permeate all that happens in schools, binding us together across the lines that often divide us in society. Character attributes form the basis of our relationships and responsible citizenship. They are a foundation for excellence and equity in education, and create school cultures that are respectful, safe, caring and inclusive. Excellence in education includes character development. Through character, we find common ground. 

Finding Common Ground:
Character Development in Ontario Schools, K–12
June, 2008


DDSB Board Policies, Regulations and Procedures
​DDSB Code of Conduct and Discipline for Students

Positive School Climate

Whole School Approach​​Progressive DisciplineRestorative Practice​​​Bullying & Cyberbullying Prevention & InterventionWell-BeingSafety and SecuritySelf Regulation


Student Voice:
Student Voice Project
Summary of Ministry Report

Provincial Student Forum:
Seeding the Future
October 7, 2010


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
© Durham District School Board, 2013