Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is committed to developing high levels of community participation, collaboration and involvement to support student success and well-being, and to strengthen the community.
We work to:
- Build relationships (and partnerships) with community members and organizations in support of student achievement and well-being.
- Provide the community with varied opportunities to give input and inform decision-making.
- Ensure equity of opportunity and access by striving to remove barriers (e.g. communication) to engagement.
- Ensure equity of opportunity and access to schools, outside of school hours, for students and the school community.
- Share how the community can communicate and be involved with HWDSB.
- Involve the community in ways which reflect the diversity of our community.
This work includes:
- Mutually beneficial facility partnerships are supportive arrangements between the Board and business, labour and community agencies.
- Sponsorships are the provision of funds, equipment, materials, building/renovation or services in exchange for some form of product recognition and/or exclusivity for a specified period of time in a specified location (e.g. promotional materials, etc.).
- Education Development Charges are a primary source of funding site acquisition needs for a school board experiencing growth within its jurisdiction.
- Focus on Youth improves the quality of life for children and youth in high and moderate needs communities who otherwise would have limited access to organized summer programming.
- Industry-Education Council of Hamilton is a not-for-profit organization serving Greater Hamilton, devoted to fostering partnerships between business, industry, government, community and education to support experiential learning opportunities for all learners, through quality mentoring.
- A Listing of Properties for Sale as HWDSB owns vacant sites around the City of Hamilton.
- Renting space in our schools strengthens bonds between communities and schools through community use of our facilities to improve student achievement, create healthier neighbourhoods, and encourage life-long learning