Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Commemorates the Holodomor Genocide

During the week of November 19th 2012, the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) commemorated the 79th Holodomor Memorial Day, the Ukrainian Famine/ Genocide.

To honour and acknowledge this tragic event in history, DPCDSB set up a visual display in the main foyer to remember the Holodomor. Staff and visitors to the Catholic Education Centre had an opportunity to browse through the display which included a wide variety of images and information about the Holodomor genocide. In addition to the display, schools across DPCDSB commemorated the day by raising student awareness about Holodomor Memorial Day during morning announcements. Schools also participated in prayers for the victims of the Holodomor and all genocides. In addition, the

Religion and the Canadian and World Studies departments were provided with a list of teaching materials and resources that could be integrated into classroom programs.

DPCDSB is committed to ensuring that the Holodomor genocide is remembered and taught within our schools. Through education, we can raise awareness to empower future generations to prevent this injustice from reoccurring. This is a significant part of history that should never be forgotten and we are committed to honouring the victims of the Holodomor.


Joanna Newton

Religious Education and Faith Formation Consultant with a focus on Equity and Inclusive Education

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board


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