Welcome to Community and Continuing Education!

HWDSB’s Community and Continuing Education is happy to support learners in the Hamilton area with many different programs!  See how we can help:

Did you know that we offer Guidance and Pathway planning

Pupil Attestation Form

All students who have not attended an Elementary or Secondary School with HWDSB (prior registration with HWDSB CCE programs does not apply) must provide identification to be verified and must complete a Pupil Eligibility Attestation Form at the time of registration for all Ministry of Education programs offered through Community and Continuing Education.

Acceptable Identification

Please click here for accepted forms of identification/proof of program eligibility.

The CCE Academic Honesty Policy applies to all students in CCE credit or non-credit programs. Registration and attendance in any CCE program indicates acceptance of CCE policies regarding academic expectations of students.


SchoolMessenger Emails

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

As you may recall, HWDSB has recently migrated to a new system for its automated phone communications. One feature of this new system allows schools to send messages to families via email.

Heat Events

Friday, June 15, 2018

With warm weather approaching, we wanted to make you aware of heat events at HWDSB. The City of Hamilton Public Health Department monitors weather forecasts closely and notifies the media and community partners of a heat event. A heat event occurs when the forecast calls for one or more days with a 40°C or higher humidex reading.

Reach Ahead Music Programs for Next Year’s Grade 8’s – Register Now!

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Our Reach Ahead Music programs for grade 8 students are now open for registration for the 2018-2019 school year! If your current grade 7 student is interested in earning their first High School credit during their grade 8 school year, we encourage you to register them now for one of the fabulous FREE … Read more about Reach Ahead Music Programs for Next Year’s Grade 8’s – Register Now!

School Messenger Calls

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

HWDSB strives for effective communications with all families. One way that we communicate is through an automated phone service, as you will know from days when school is cancelled due to inclement weather or for attendance calls. This is a useful service when making large volumes of calls. However, we need to inform you that the company that provides this service is making changes that you may notice.

Join the HWDSB Parent Involvement Committee

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

HWDSB’s Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is a great way for parents to become more involved with – and help to shape – education within the Hamilton region. Parents can become part of a dedicated team that meets monthly to help every student achieve. Registration for those interested in joining PIC is now open at www.hwdsb.on.ca/pic/join/registration

Deadline is June 8, 2018.

Families, help us improve We Help – update: survey doesn’t require account login

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Families, help us improve We Help – update: survey doesn’t require account login

As you may know, HWDSB’s mental well-being campaign We Help works to ensure that students, staff and families know how to find help – and how to offer help to those in need. Staff and students have been promoting We Help this spring in a variety of ways, including through social media posts, media opportunities and posters in schools. To improve our work on We Help, please take a moment to answer several simple questions in the following survey at https://goo.gl/forms/ytiBRdRocMgxiaT52

HWDSB Launches Parent Voice Survey to Gather Input for Improvement

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) invites parents, guardians and caregivers to participate in a Parent Voice Survey to share what you think HWDSB is doing well, and how
might HWDSB improve its education services. Thank you for taking the time for this survey and helping HWDSB with your feedback.

Letter to Families about the We Help initiative

Thursday, May 03, 2018

At HWDSB, we have launched a well-being campaign called We Help to encourage helping and help-seeking behaviours throughout our community. Please see the following letter for details about this initiative, what families can do to help, and images we are using to raise awareness.

Learning Math Together

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

As you are our partner in your child’s learning, we have put together some math resources to help you support your child. These resources highlight student learning in each grade through the Ontario Curriculum, show an example of a math lesson in a classroom in Student Learning, hear from children about why they are learning math this way in Change in Teaching, link to resources for parents to support their child at home in Helping Your Child, and explain HWDSB’s Renewed Math Strategy and how we are supporting students and staff

To view and use these resources, please visit: www.hwdsb.on.ca/mathhelp

HWDSB Launches We Help Campaign to Build Culture of Help

Monday, April 30, 2018

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is launching an extensive well-being campaign to build a culture of help in every school and department. The We Help campaign – developed with input from students, staff and families – encourages helping and help-seeking behaviours, knowing that we all need help at times. It will also entail classroom discussion and skill-building so that all students know how to help each other.

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      Watch: Just One Wish Kindness Awards
      The third annual Just One Wish Kindness Awards were held on July 1, 2017 in Gage Park during the It's Your Festival celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday. Organizers honoured 151 children (150 for Canada's birthday and one for good luck), age 4 to 18, from across HWDSB for their kindness. These children exemplify what is means to be Canadian and what Canada is all about. Congratulations to all!

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