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Annual Report

It is my pleasure to share the 2023 Director’s Annual Report with the DDSB community.

Camille Williams-Taylor,

Director of Education

The Durham District School Board acknowledges that many Indigenous Nations have longstanding relationships, both historic and modern, with the territories upon which our school board and schools are located. Today, this area is home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We acknowledge that the Durham Region forms a part of the traditional and treaty territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, the Mississauga Peoples and the treaty territory of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. It is on these ancestral and treaty lands that we teach, learn and live.


This statement was co-created in partnership with the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and the Chippewas of Georgina Island

The Durham District School Board recognizes Indigenous rights are distinct. In the exercise of those rights, Indigenous staff and students shall not be subjected to actions with the aim or effect of depriving these distinct rights.


We are committed to fostering and maintaining healthy reciprocal relationships with urban First Nations, Métis and Inuit community members, Métis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and the Anishinabek Education System. We strive to implement the Truth and Reconciliations Calls to Action and raise awareness of Indigenous history, perspectives and contributions through holistic and integrated approaches.

The Indigenous Education Policy and Procedure set out expectations, responsibilities and pathways through which we undertake the work of ensuring all of our services, schools and workplaces centre and uphold Indigenous rights. Ongoing implementation of the Policy and Procedure includes a review of all other policies to bring them into alignment with the principles set out in the Indigenous Education, Human Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism, and Safe and Respectful Workplace and Harassment Prevention Policies.

A student from McCaskills Mills Public School gives the crowd two thumbs up at the Abilities Meet .
This is my story display at Joseph Gould Public School
A student icing a cupcake.
Black Excellence Mural at GL Roberts CVI.
Two students from Brooklin High School with their Deca award plaques.
A variety of books on display.
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