Ensuring students see themselves reflected in their curriculum, their learning, and their school environment.

As a priority of LDSB’s Equity Action Plan 2023-2024 the creation of Black and Racialized Student Affinity groups were implemented. Five groups have been established at Kingston Secondary School, Bayridge Secondary School, Ernestown Secondary School, LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School, and Loyalist Collegiate VI. Each group is at different stages with some successfully running Black History events at their schools, and culture days, and others recruiting students to join their group to start the planning process. Each student affinity group has provided an affirming and safer space for Black and racialized students. 

In addition, 35 Black and racialized students from these affinity groups and other schools (including Napanee District Secondary School, Frontenac Secondary School, and LaSalle Intermediate and Secondary School) gathered to connect and plan future events that celebrate who they are. This group will meet again in September 2023 to start planning for the 2023-2024 school year. 

2SLGBTQ+ student voice will continue to be expanded by bringing together school-based GSA groups centrally to listen, learn, and provide support to their initiatives, including resumption of a Queer Sport and Social group that was created last spring with funding received from PHE Canada.