Strengthening the culture of accessibility
OPSBA has launched a new video titled "By Any Measure”
to shine a spotlight on accessibility. The video showcases successful
student and staff-led initiatives that are making accessibility integral to
school culture in Ontario. This initiative is in partnership with the Ontario
Student Trustees Association (OSTA-AECO) with support from the Government of
More than 1.65 million Ontarians, or 15.4% of the population, have a
recognized disability. This means that people with disabilities are by far the
largest minority group in Ontario. The most important barrier to overcome is
the barrier of attitude – that's where the involvement of our schools holds the
key to change and equality. As educators embrace the challenge of shifting
attitudes towards disability, we will create the kind of change that is vitally
"The best way to change the future is to start with our young
people, and this video is a great way to begin the conversation that needs to
happen in our classrooms and beyond," said David Onley, Special Advisor to
Ontario's Minister Responsible for Accessibility. "Making accessibility
part of the culture in our schools today is an important step towards ensuring
all Ontarians can reach their full potential."
"By Any Measure" is available
in accessible video formats on the Ontario Public School Boards' Association
website at www.opsba.org/advocacy-and-action/accessibility-for-ontarians.
The videos may be downloaded, embedded or shared from Vimeo. Direct
links to the videos on Vimeo are available below:
You are encouraged to circulate the videos to your schools and post the
videos on your board’s website if that is consistent with your board’s policies
We hope the video will be shown to students and staff across the
province to promote accessibility awareness and inspire students to take part
in Ontario's commitment to an accessible province by 2025.
Accessibility & Services Disruptions
Grand Erie District School Board is committed to providing services to our students, parents/guardians, the public and our staff that are free of barriers and biases.
The Board strives to ensure that the key principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are reflected in our learning and working environments.
All Board facilities will provide services that respect the independence and dignity of people with disabilities and offer services that include the use of assistive devices. If you require any help accessing a Grand Erie building, please call the school or Board office in advance.
Board Policy and Procedure:
AODA Self-Certified Accessibility Report (Click here: Search
There are no service disruptions at this time.