Board Office Celebrates the Start of Pride Month

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Recipient of Exemplary Leader Award: Jasmine Sgambelluri

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🏳️‍🌈Hammarskjold High School Spotlights its Commitment to Inclusion🏳️‍⚧️“Our diversity is our greatest strength,” said Hammarskjold High School SAC president Ella Pilot into the microphone to the crowd that gathered at the school to celebrate the launch of Pride Month. Students and staff of the school showed their support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community by assembling beneath the raised Progress Pride flag and listening to the perspectives of their peers. Inclusivity and respect were the themes of the speeches and the crowd cheered in accord. Among the many speakers was the organizer of the event, teacher and GSA lead Kathleen Mercier, who said that diversity and inclusion are essential for creating a welcoming and supportive environment for everyone. “The GSA plays an important part in promoting this inclusion. This student-led club provides a safe and supportive space for 2SLGBTQ+ students and allies. Every two weeks, everyone comes together to share their experiences and we create a culture of acceptance and support,” said Kathleen Mercier.Two students from Hammarskjold High School’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance shared inspirational stories and emphasized the good that the GSA is doing for students. Two members of the Student Advisory Council addressed their peers as well and spoke of embracing acceptance and breaking down stereotypes through empathy and open-mindedness. “By embracing acceptance, we foster a culture where everyone feels valued and celebrated for who they are regardless of their gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or any other aspect of their identity. Here at Hammarskjold, we strive to create spaces where everyone feels safe to express themselves authentically and where no one fears judgement or exclusion,” said Ella Pilot.All schools within our Board celebrated the launch of Pride Month today. Important days like today help schools emphasize the values of inclusion and respect to foster safe spaces for all - because at Lakehead Public Schools - You belong here! ... See MoreSee Less
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Board Office Celebrates the Start of Pride Month🏳️‍🌈Lakehead Public Schools strives to create safe and welcoming environments at all schools by embodying its motto of You belong here. The Board office is proudly flying the Progress Pride flag to stand in solidarity with the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A flag flying ceremony was held this morning with guest speakers, Ellen Chambers, Chair of Lakehead District School Board, Scotia Kauppi and Kristen Poluyko of Thunder Pride Association, and Logan McIvor of the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre.Chair of the Board Ellen Chambers said that by raising the Pride flag today, Lakehead Public Schools is showing that we care, we provide a safe space for all, that we uphold human rights, and that we have policies in place to protect 2SLGBTQI+ students, staff, and visitors. “This month, when a child looks at the Pride flag flying over their school, they will know that they are seen and that they belong, no matter their pronoun or how they identify,” said Ellen Chambers. Thank you to the Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre, Thunder Pride Association, and Rainbow Collective of Thunder Bay for working to help children feel like they belong not only during Pride Month, but year-round. ... See MoreSee Less
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Territorial Acknowledgement & Commitment

Lakehead District School Board is located on the traditional territory of the Ojibwe people of Fort William First Nation, signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We acknowledge all of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit who reside in this territory and across our Nation; we are committed to moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation and respect for all Canadians.

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