Director’s Message for National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism – June 23
On June 23, 1985, the bombing of Air India Flight 182 caused the deaths of 329 people, many of Canadians. This was the largest mass killing in Canadian history.
To denounce terrorism, and honour the memory of victims here and abroad, Canada has declared June 23 a National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism.
Today is a day to reflect on the trauma that terrorism creates, for individuals and societies. We know that some people in HWDSB schools and workplaces have experienced the effects of these heinous acts. We keep in our thoughts all of those who have lost their lives, or their loved ones, this way.
We are privileged to live in a society where so many conflicts are resolved peacefully. We must continue to build a world that respects human rights and accepts people in their diverse and distinct identities.
At HWDSB, we will continue to support those affected by terrorism, so they are safe, supported, accepted and affirmed in our schools, workplaces and communities.
Thank you for helping create a more peaceful world.
Director of Education