Important Update on 2019 Human Rights Symposium
Nov. 25, 2019
As you may be aware from media reports, the Halton District School Board, along with all Ontario public school boards, is subject to labour sanctions beginning Nov. 26 with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF). These labour sanctions will impact many of those registered for the Human Rights Symposium. After significant thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2019 Human Rights Symposium - Rights of the Child scheduled on Dec. 5, 2019.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.
The Human Rights Symposium is an important learning initiative for our Board and this is a decision we have not come to lightly. The goal of this annual event is to bring educators and community partners together in vital conversations and to challenge thinking. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we feel it is more appropriate to reschedule this event for a time when both educators and community partners are all able to attend.
The theme of this year’s Symposium, the Rights of the Child, aligns with the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We believe there is no better time to demonstrate leadership that will make a difference in the lives of those who are children today, and those children who will be born in the years to come. It is our intention to run the Human Rights Symposium - Rights of the Child in December 2020. Further information on this will be provided in the new year.
Those who registered for the 2019 Human Rights Symposium have been contacted and will be reimbursed in full.
We are grateful for your interest and support of this event and for being inspired to take action to ensure the rights of all children are upheld.
Director of EducationQuestions? Please email email@example.com or call 905-335-3665 ext. 3354 if you require further information.
What is the Human Rights Symposium?
Human Rights is the work and responsibility of all members of society. The HDSB recognizes the importance of bringing education and community partners together to engage in vital conversations to challenge our thinking. The Human Rights Symposium provides an opportunity for educators and community partners to gather together to examine important issues impacted by equality and the human condition.
To learn more about the Human Rights Symposium, email
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2018 Human Rights Symposium: Indiginous Realities event recap.