The month of June is nationally recognized as Pride Month in Canada. Lambton Kent District School Board joins school boards throughout the province in supporting the LGBTQ+ community with the display of the Pride Flag on flagpoles at all school and Board locations throughout the month of June.
The display of the Pride Flag will be in accordance with the appropriate display of the Pride Flag with the National Flag of Canada, as outlined on the LKDSB's Display of Flags Regulation.
The LKDSB is committed to supporting student achievement, well-being, and the Strategic Priority of Inclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education. The LKDSB's Strategic Priority, “Inclusive Diversity: Champion anti-oppressive education," Safe Schools Act and the protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code further reinforce the importance of recognizing and affirming the rights of LGBTQ+ communities, particularly the human rights of everyone to be treated equally and with dignity and respect.
In further support of this commitment, on May 17, 2021, LKDSB recognized the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) to celebrate sexual and gender diversities and draw attention to the discrimination and violence experienced by LGBTQ+ people.
Throughout the school year, we encourage school communities to champion anti-oppressive education, and promote safe, welcoming, and inclusive learning and work environments for all students, staff, and visitors, including the LGBTQ+ community.
- Lambton Kent District School Board – Equity & Inclusive Education Policy, Regulation and Information Resources
- Lambton Kent District School Board - Safe Schools Policy, Regulation, and Informational Resources
- CUPE – Allies on gender diversity
- CUPE – Report: Making public services better for LGBTQ+ workers and seniors
- ETFO – 2SLGBTQ+ Resources
- Government of Canada – Rights of LGBTI person
- Government of Canada - The human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, 2-spirit and intersex persons
- Ministry of Education - Human Development and Sexual Health education by grade
- Ontario Human Rights Commission – Gender identity and gender expression
- Ontario Human Rights Commission – Sexual harassment and your education (fact sheet)
- Ontario Human Rights Commission – Questions and answers about gender identity and pronouns
- Ontario Human Rights Commission – Policy on preventing sexual and gender-based harassment
- Ontario Safe Schools Act
- OSSTF - Shout Out Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and Heterosexism
- OSSTF – Still Not Laughing: Challenging Sexual Harassment in Our Schools
- Public Health Agency of Canada – Gender Identity in Schools: Questions and Answers
- United Nations Human Rights - Combatting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity