Steering Team update: We met again this past Saturday. We are meeting weekly in person and daily on-line. Please understand that we are all volunteer parents (and one student) who are doing this in our spare time.
Our primary initial strategy is to develop relationships of trust with the people who have the power to make change in the system, and people who can help us. Please understand that, in the early stages, those conversations must remain confidential, so we can't report on them here yet until the results are public. But they are happening fast!
We also spent time planning our Voices public event on Nov 16, 2-4 PM, at Flamborough Baptist Church. (See "Events" for more info.)
We also identified several key areas where we felt we as a parent group can have positive impact changing the way bullying is handled at HWDSB, and which ideas can be implemented within existing budget and structure restrictions. We need to start realistically before attempting loftier ideas.
It will take a village to change the way bullying is handled. We are claiming our power and our place as parents in that village.
Steering Team Members: Julie Schaafsma Rev. Ryk Brown Kathleen Hilchey Sherri Cormier Cully Tracy Stewart Nicole Callander Emerson Edwards Julie Gushul Karen Todd