Tuesday, April 6, 2021
At the SCDSB we are committed to identifying and removing barriers within our system that impact equity, achievement and well-being of students, and to ensuring that all students are offered supportive, inclusive and respectful learning environments. To support these efforts, we must learn more about our students.
The SCDSB is holding its first student census. This confidential SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 will be used to collect identity-based student data so that systemic barriers can be identified. The results will guide our focus on programs, supports and resources to address inequities within our system.
- click on student & staff email icon.
- Log into your email account.
- Locate email: 'Your student census'. If you don't see it right away, use the search bar and type in "your student census"
- Once they have accessed the survey, you must click the submit of the last page.
Why is the SCDSB conducting a student census?
Ontario school boards are required to conduct a student census, and under the Anti-Racism Act, 2017 and Ontario's Education Equity Action Plan, boards are to collect and report on the data they collect. The SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is a tool that will help to identify and address systemic barriers and will help guide decisions that support more equitable outcomes for all students.
What is the census and what does it ask?
The SCDSB Student Census 2020-2021 is a voluntary and confidential student survey that collects identity-based data to identify and address systemic barriers.
Key questions on the census include:
- gender identity
- sexual orientation
- language(s) a student speaks
- Indigenous identity
- ethnicity, race
- religion and disabilities
Here is a quick video highlighting why the SCDSB is collecting this information.