Resource: Excerpts from An Interfaith Celebration of Spiritual and Religious Care (Ontario Multifaith Council on Spiritual and Religious Care)
One of the Ontario Multifaith Council’s responsibilities is to assist in the formation of appropriate responses to spiritual and religious needs. The following excerpts from An Interfaith Celebration of Spiritual and Religious Care (available at http://www.omc.ca/sandrcare/2005/interfaithcelebration.pdf can be used by teachers for students' study of comparative beliefs and values. The excerpts included in this document, the Days of Significance: A Curriculum Resource 2009-2010, provides background information of various faith and belief systems that can be used in conjunction with, and as a supplementary source for, specific faiths as identified in the TDSB’s Guidelines and Procedures for the Accommodation of Religious Requirements, Practices, and Observances.
Information included from this source is not intended to provide exclusive and definitive coverage of faiths that are acknowledged and valued by the TDSB. Information and source documents related to these faiths are included only as samples that teachers may use to teach skill expectations in appropriate elementary programs and/or secondary courses of study.
Please contact the TDSB Human Rights Office if date clarification is needed for the purposes of application for religious accommodation.