Date: November 6, 2014 Times: 7:00 pm—8:00 pm Location: Room

The Durham District School Board and PFLAG Canada extend a warm invitation to an
session that will take place on Thursday,
November 6, 2014.
Senior Administration from the Durham District School Board will share information on
the Family Voices Project and communicate the direction as we forge ahead in our
commitment to inspire positive change.
November 6, 2014
7:00 pm—8:00 pm
Location: Room 1011, Education Centre,
400 Taunton Road East, Whitby, Ontario
Daycare will be provided
PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization that supports, educates
and provides resources to Canadians on issues of sexual orientation and
gender identity. PFLAG Canada seeks to promote an inclusive Canada and to
create a safe space for learning and acceptance for friends, family and
members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit,
intersex, and queer community.
“It is initiatives such as the LGBTQ Families Engaged evening series that provide the entire community of Durham
with the opportunity to embrace diversity and practice inclusivity. For LGBTQ community members in particular,
these events demonstrate Durham’s commitment to inspiring positive change,” said Tanya Shaw-White,
President of PFLAG Canada Durham Region . “PFLAG Canada is proud to be partnering with the Durham District
School Board on this important initiative.”
“The DDSB had declared the 2014-2015 school year as the Year of the Ally to reaffirm our commitment to
supporting all dimensions of diversity,” said Director of Education, Martyn Beckett. Our goal is to create
welcoming and accepting school communities where we recognize marginalization, speak up about it, and
work together to plan action to create positive social change. LGBTQ Families Engaged provides an important
forum for working together as allies to create positive and affirming space for the LGBTQ voice in our school
The Durham District School Board is responsible for public education in the rural settings of Uxbridge, Brock and Scugog
Townships and the urban settings of Ajax, Whitby, Pickering and Oshawa. The Board employs 7,000 teaching and
educational services staff. With 130 elementary and secondary schools and learning centres, the Board accommodates
more than 66,000 regular day students and thousands more who take advantage of a wide variety of continuing
education and adult credit courses. More information can be found on the Board’s website at Please
follow us on Twitter @DurhamDSB and watch our videos on YouTube.