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Equity and Inclusive Education

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to                        Equity Logo                        excellence in education and equitable educational outcomes for all students. The board is committed to the elimination of discrimination, as outlined in Ontario’s Ministry of Education Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Equity of opportunity and equity of access to all programs, services and resources are critical to the well-being of those who serve our school system, and to the achievement of successful outcomes by all those whom we serve.

The board is engaged in a dynamic process of building a community free from bias and harassment in a culturally diverse and interdependent world based on the following guiding principles and areas of focus.

Principles of equitable and inclusive education

Equitable and inclusive education:

  • Is a foundation of excellence, and is a fundamental requirement for educational excellence and high standards of student achievement.
  • Meets individual needs by providing conditions and interventions needed to help every student succeed.
  • Identifies and eliminates barriers.
  • Promotes a sense of belonging which contributes to every student’s sense of well-being.
  • Involves the broader community and recognizes that school-community partnerships are an essential component of an equitable and inclusive education system.
  • Builds on and enhances previous and existing initiatives.
  • Is demonstrated throughout the system.     


Ministry of Education

arrow Caring & Safe Schools (pdf)

arrow Equity and Inclusive Education
in Ontario Schools 

arrow Equity and Inclusive Education: Going Deeper (pdf)

arrow Ontario's Equity and Inclusive 
Education Strategy

arrow Learning for All Guide to Effective Assessment and  Instruction K-12

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arrow Ontario Ministry of Education (website)

arrow Supporting Bias-Free Progressive Discipline in Schools: A Resource Guide for School and System Leaders (website)

arrow Supporting Bias-Free Progressive Discipline in Schools - A Resource Guide for School and System Leaders (pdf)

Contact Us

Mark Fisher, Superintendant of Education

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2535
Email: mfisher@hpedsb.on.ca

Donalda Simmons, Mental Health Leader

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2121
Email: dsimmons@hpedsb.on.ca

Linda MacDonald, Administrative Assistant

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2308
Email: lmacdonald@hpedsb.on.ca

Sharon Cole, Secretary

Phone:+1 613 966-1170 x2303
Email: scole@hpedsb.on.ca

Equity and Inclusive Education Committee (pdf)


Address: 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario, Canada K8N 3L3  Phone: +1 613 966-1170  Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350  
Fax: +1 613 961-2003  General Email: information@hpedsb.on.ca  Technical Email: webmaster@hpedsb.on.ca

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario Canada K8N 3L3
Toll-free: +1 800 267-4350
Phone: +1 613 966-1170
Fax: +1 613 961-2003

© Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
2007 All rights reserved