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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 Survey 2020

In 2019, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) asked parents to participate in giving feedback about the services we offer to all children. We shared the results of that survey in April 2019. In order to track the progress we have made on services, we ask you to please complete this survey.

We’re interested in your views on:

  • Communication
  • Parent learning
  • 21st Century Learning
  • Students being safe, included, and respected
  • The nutrition, integrated accessibility, and program policies

This survey is anonymous and there are no right or wrong answers. All data collected will be analyzed, summarized and used by senior administration, program leaders, schools, trustees, and the HWDSB community to improve programming and services.

You can stop the survey at any time by closing the page and you may choose to skip questions you do not wish to answer. There are 25 questions and the survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

To provide your feedback, please fill out the online survey.

If you would like to learn more about how we use the anonymous data in this survey and maintain your privacy, please see our Parent Survey Privacy Statement.

Please complete this survey by March 13, 2020 at 4 p.m.


Westmount Auditorium Naming Consultation

HWDSB is now seeking suggestions from the community to name the auditorium located at Westmount Secondary School.

The consultation is open from:

December 2, 2019, to 4 p.m. on January 31, 2020.

Parents, School Council members, staff, students and members of the community are urged to respond.

To provide your suggestion, please fill out the online survey.


School Naming Consultation:  Greensville and Memorial (Stoney Creek) sites

HWDSB is seeking the public’s help to name the following elementary schools:

  • New School on the Greensville site
  • New School on the Memorial (Stoney Creek) site

To submit a suggested name for one of these schools, please complete the online survey by 4 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020.


2020-2021 Draft School Year Calendar Consultation

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.

Currently, HWDSB is involved in the process of developing its calendars (Elementary and Secondary) for the 2020-2021 school year.

Draft School Year Calendar Survey

DRAFT 2020-2021 Elementary Calendar

DRAFT 2020-2021 Secondary Calendar

Please complete this survey by Friday, February 28, 2020, at 4 p.m.

Updated on Monday, January 27, 2020.
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