From the Toronto District School Board:
The presentation, “Re-culturing a Cluster of Schools in the Toronto District School Board – Our Vision of Hope,” showed how the schools worked with community partners to bring restorative practices to the school community.
Restorative practices try to repair relationships by recognizing the problem and giving everyone a voice. At the conference, six students from Weston CI - Jasmine Ramrup, Tyrell Cunningham, Coco Wang, Devante Burey, Fidan Topyurek and Joel Reid - shared how they formed Weston Restores! and led student assemblies and conferences about restorative practices.
School representatives will join parents and community partners to form a Restorative Practices Steering Committee this fall. The committee will keep working on repairing, restoring and building relationships in the school community.
Restorative practices are part of the Urban and Priority High Schools Initiative, funded by the Government of Ontario.