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Minute of Silence Part of Bullying Awareness Week
By Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School | Published  11/18/2013 | Community News | Rating:
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Brampton - Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week in Ontario schools runs from November 17-23 and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board and its 149 schools have planned a wide range of events, activities and actions to highlight greater awareness of and promote a culture of care, respect and inclusion for all through efforts to eliminate bullying.

As part of Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week, a wide range of board-level initiatives and school events and activities are taking place. These include:

Minute of Silence: On Monday November 18, at 10:00 a.m., all Dufferin-Peel Catholic students and staff will join together in one minute of silence in recognition of all victims of bullying, including bystanders.

Poster Campaign: A series of posters created by Dufferin-Peel students are being distributed to all schools. Each poster incorporates the header, “Stand Up Against Bullying”, as well the scripture verse, "Be kind to one another" (Ephesians 4:32). The posters can be viewed on the board website at

Anti-Bullying and Wellness Symposium for parents, caregivers and educators: On November 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a free Anti-Bullying and Wellness Symposium for parents, caregivers, educators and community members at St. Francis Xavier Secondary School in Mississauga. Actor and motivational speaker, Anthony McLean will deliver his new exciting iEngage bullying presentation for parents looking for practical strategies to keep their children safe from bullying.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of anti-bullying and wellness workshops.

Online Reporting Pilot Project: The board will continue to expand a pilot project with select elementary and secondary schools to determine the feasibility of an online reporting format for incidents of bullying. If this proves to be a useful tool, the goal would be to roll it out board-wide in the future.

“We recognize the impact that bullying has on individuals, families and communities,” said John Kostoff, director of education. Dufferin-Peel schools work hard to nurture and maintain a culture of care, respect and inclusion for all. We do that through practical, creative and thought-provoking means as part of our ongoing efforts to educate and effect change in attitudes and actions. Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week gives us another platform in which to promote positive messages, not only to our students, but beyond the walls of our schools as well.”

In addition to the above board initiatives, events, activities and actions are taking place at all Dufferin-Peel schools. These events are posted on the board website at

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