The safety and well-being of our students is of the utmost importance, and we believe that by working together using a collaborative, public health approach, we can create safer and more positive learning environments for those school communities that are disproportionately affected and in all schools.
The TDSB Expert Reference Panel on School Safety and Student Well-Being will be tasked with focusing on school safety and its connections to student well-being and equity.
The panel will:
• Examine data and research to broadly understand the scope of school safety and its impacts on student wellbeing;
• Examine who is affected and the multiple impacts;
• Identify risk and protective factors; and
• Use current evidence and research, to propose policies and program solutions/strategies, to the Director and/or the Board, with the sole focus of making schools safer by reducing violence, improving mental health, and promoting well-being that is grounded in adherence to Indigenous Rights, Human Rights, and equity.
Additional information, including the organizations and experts that will make up the panel, will be shared shortly.