Call goes out for human rights advocates in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills

Published June 2, 2023 at 9:05 am

Are you passionate about human rights?

The Halton District School Board has put out a call to fill vacancies on its Human Rights & Equity Advisory Committee (HREAC).

HREAC assists the board with human rights and equity initiatives that work toward student achievement and well-being as outlined through the system’s action plan.

The committee is composed of parent/guardian and community organization representatives living in or providing services to Halton children, youth and families, as well as Indigenous Inherent Rights Holder and Treaty Partner and HDSB staff representatives.

Those interested in joining the HREAC are invited to view the HREAC – Call for Membership from Parents/Guardians and Halton Community and complete the HREAC Community Expression of Interest Form by Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m.

“The HREAC has been a vital part of the HDSB’s work to promote human rights and equity across our system,” says Jennie Petko, Superintendent of Education with responsibility for Indigenous Rights & Education, Human Rights, Equity & Inclusive Education. “As we continue the work outlined in The Way Forward and seek to dismantle systems of oppression and challenge dominant traditions, we look forward to welcoming new members and fresh perspectives to this Committee.”

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