Friday, February 9, was an exciting day for Waterloo Catholic District School Board students.

19th Annual Beating the Odds Conference

Beating the Odds is a full-day event hosted on Wilfred Laurier University’s Waterloo campus specifically for high school students, designed to elevate their ambitions towards pursuing higher education. In response to data indicating a 70% drop-out rate among racialized students in the Waterloo Region, community members and supporters bring together professionals and university students to Laurier to lead workshops and deliver keynote speeches, fostering a sense of empowerment and inspiration. This year, over 180 secondary school students from WCDSB participated in the event. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us. Together, we can beat the odds!

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My Place in This World

St. Peters Elementary Catholic School recently hosted its Black History Month celebration titled “My Place in this World.” This occasion served to acknowledge, pay tribute to, and celebrate Black heritage. Distinguished attendees included the Honourable Charmaine Williams along with MPP Brian Riddell. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated.