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Body Confidence Awareness Week is October 8-12

Monday, October 08, 2018
Categories: Happenings @ TDSB

The TDSB is marking Body Confidence Awareness Week. First recognized last year, the week is marked during the second week of October each year and serves to highlight the importance of positive body image, healthy relationships and safe and caring school environments.


Speaking openly with students about body image and confidence is important to help build self-esteem. The Board’s student census reports offer some concerning statistics that discrimination on the basis of body image was the highest form of harassment reported in Grades 7 and 8; 27% of high school students reported being treated negatively based on other peoples’ perceptions of their bodies; and that only 58% of high school students liked how they looked.


All students have the right to learn and thrive socially, emotionally and academically in a safe and caring school environment that is conducive to optimal performance and student success without fear of discrimination based on their appearance.

Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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