Statement on Recent Acts of Hate

Posted On Tuesday July 20, 2021

Recently, we have witnessed through the media a rise in antisemitic and Islamophobic acts of hate, with new accounts occurring with alarming frequency. The Durham District School Board denounces these acts and all acts of hate, racism and discrimination in our society.

As a publicly funded school board, we are committed to anti-racist, anti-oppressive and anti-colonial learning and working environments that centre human rights and equity, and are safe, welcoming, respectful, equitable, accessible, inclusive and free from discrimination.

The DDSB also welcomes recent announcements from the Ministry of Education to combat ongoing acts of hatred through proactive educational programs that specifically address antisemitism and Islamophobia.

Support is available for those impacted by acts of hatred. During the summer months, students can connect with our mental health team and staff can contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program.