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Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to effective, meaningful consultation with the Hamilton community and to a culture of consultation within and among its constituent groups and/or individuals.

At its heart, consultation is about interactive two-way communication and dialogue. The process is an opportunity for:

  • the Board to inform the public about key issues and their implications, and to be better understood; and
  • the public to have meaningful and substantive opportunities to influence Board decisions.

All public consultations are posted in the chart below for your information and your consultation is earnestly sought. Parents/guardians, caregivers, School Council members, staff, students and members of the community are urged to respond.

You may fill out one of the surveys below through our online survey tool, or written comments may also be sent by Canada Post to:

Research and Analytics,
P.O. Box 2558,
Hamilton, ON  L8N 3L1,
Attention: Research Officer.

Parent Voice

We are interested in how you view the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) – what you think we are doing well and how you think we can improve our education services.

Parent Voice Survey

2018-2019 Budget Priorities

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is looking to hear from the community about how it should align its budget priorities for next year.

The 2018/2019 Preliminary Budget priorities focus on:

  • 21st Century Learning
  • Improving Literacy
  • Improving Mathematics
  • School Revitalization
  • Special Education
  • Student Supports

2018-19 Budget Priorities

Budget Priority Survey

The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

2018/2019 School Year Calendar

Every year, school boards across Ontario must submit school year calendars to the Ministry of Education. According to Regulation 304, school boards must develop a school year calendar for elementary and secondary schools that includes 194 school days (including seven Professional Activity Days) between September 1 and June 30 with up to 10 days designated as examination days for secondary schools.

View the 2018-2019 Draft Elementary Calendar

View the 2018-2019 Draft Secondary Calendar

2018-2019 Draft Calendar Survey

The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

Naming of the New North Secondary School

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) wants to hear from the community about selecting a name for the new North Secondary School being built at 1055 King Street East (former Scott Park Secondary School site).

Suggested names should:

  • Reflect HWDSB’s vision, mission, commitments and community composition
  • Provide inspiration to students
  • Have community and district acceptance
  • Be appropriate for the whole district
  • Have local community, district, provincial, Canadian or international significance
  • Address under-represented groups


The survey closes at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Updated on Tuesday, February 06, 2018.
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