Message regarding Toronto tragic event
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is deeply saddened by the tragic incident in Toronto involving a van and pedestrians on April 23. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.
This is a significant tragedy and can be quite upsetting for our community. We know that adult reactions to unexpected and troubling situations can shape how children and youth experience these events.
Please know that help is available through our schools. School staff can offer regular support to your child. If you are concerned about your child or think they need the support of a social worker, please contact your principal or vice-principal.
Our Social Work Services team, who can help if your child is struggling, has developed the tip sheet below about supporting children and youth after tragic events. We hope you find it helpful.
Thank you for supporting children and youth as well as each other.