20 October 2021
The Upper Grand District School Board, in partnership with our regional partners, is inviting members of the Wellington Center community to the first in a series of community engagement meetings aimed at reducing violence and preventing suicide. The Wellington Center community has seen a lot of loss and tragedy over the past decade, including recent events that have brought transphobia and homophobia issues to the fore.
Representatives from the UGDSB will be joined by representatives from the Canadian Mental Health Association, Center Wellington High School, Child and Family Services, OPP, Compass Community Services and the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
We asked Kevin Cameron, Board Certified Traumatic Stress Expert and Executive Director of the North American Threat Assessment and Trauma Response Center to speak to us at this event. Kevin Cameron has supported the community many times in the past and understands the complexities and traumatic events this community has experienced. He will talk about the collective efforts we can all make – school board, community organizations, students, parents / guardians / caregivers and community members – to ensure that our communities are free from intolerance, hatred and violence and that our rooms class are safe. , accepting and inclusive for all students.
It will be possible to provide feedback to the UGDSB and community partners through a post-event survey.
The virtual event will take place on October 28, 2021 from 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To attend the event on October 28, please register online in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e3X0C3o6RG2ZrHagl2y61g
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