Safe Schools

Violence Threat Risk Assessment

As the heart of our community we are committed to creating conditions that lead to the success for each and a place for all. WCDSB values safety in our schools. Responding to threats of harm, unsafe situations, and violence in a multidisciplinary manner through our “Violence Threat Risk Assessment Process” is a priority for us using a multidisciplinary team of specially trained staff. We do this together with our community partners which include the Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo Region Police, Family and Children’s Services and numerous Social Service and Community Agencies throughout our Region.

Violence Threat Risk Assessment Document

For the Safety of All – A Guide for Parents

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board believes …
That within a safe environment the atmosphere and life of our school is one of caring and sharing that continually promotes learning and spiritual growth.

We believe …
That all who choose to participate in our system respect out Catholic Christian values, and those of the faith give witness by word and example.

Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is a community partner and founding member on the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Council. Together we work with other member organizations to help families and neighbourhoods develop the skills to engage in the positive development of our youth and our community. The key to crime prevention is being proactive as early as possible with young people and as often as possible. Every community member, young and old, has strengths and assets to contribute. We encourage you to click on the link to the Council and learn more about the great work being done to help Waterloo Region be an even safer and more inviting community in which to live.

Human Trafficking Resources

January 18, 2021 Recording – Human Trafficking Presentation, WCDSB Presentation in partnership with  the Multidisciplinary Response to Combat Human Trafficking Committee, Waterloo Region on January 18, 2021.

Ontario Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct for Ontario schools is available on the Ontario Ministry of Education web site by clicking the preceding link.


Violence is a lie for it goes against the truth of our faith, the truth of our humanity. Violence destroys what it claims to defend: the dignity, the life, the freedom of human beings. Violence is a crime against humanity for it destroys the very fabric of society … To all of you who are listening I say: Do not believe in violence; do not support violence. It is not the Christian way. It is not the way of the Catholic Church. Believe in peace and forgiveness and love for they are of Christ.

        – Pope John Paul II 

For further information concerning safety in the schools contact the school principal.

Documents are posted in Adobe Acrobat PDF.