Board Strategies

The Board has developed several strategies aligned with system priorities and goals. These priorities and goals are outlined in the Trustees’ Multi-Year Strategic Plan and the Director’s Action Plan.

Our strategies will help inform and guide work at the classroom, school, department and system level.




Indigenous Education and Equity symbol

Indigenous ​Education and Equity

Modern Learning symbol

Modern​ Learning

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Mental Health symbol

Mental Health​

Staff Well Being and Mental Health
Staff Well-Being and Mental Health


The Dismantling Anti-Black Racism Strategy — which was co-developed by the Black community, Black staff, and the YRDSB — represents the beginning of coordinated efforts to address anti-Black racism at the Board.

The  Indigenous Education and Equity Strategy  provides direction to foster the development of high levels of critical consciousness and transformative practice that fulfill the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action (PDF), foster accessible and equitable schools and classrooms, and improve outcomes for all students.

The YRDSB Leadership Framework focuses on all actions that are valued in YRDSB leaders. The YRDSB Leadership Framework was created as a complement to the Ontario Leadership Framework with a view to making equity and ethical leadership competencies clear. The YRDSB Leadership Framework is organized into four Domains and eight Competencies. 

The Mathematics Strategy provides direction to support students in becoming confident problem solvers who use mathematical knowledge, skills and processes essential for participation in a changing society.

The Mental Health and Addiction Strategy  provides direction to foster optimal mental health and well-being.

The  Modern Learning Strategy provides direction to engage students in authentic, relevant and deep learning that enables them to create, connect, communicate and share their learning with the world and to be future ready.

​The  Staff Well-Being and Mental Health Strategy guides us in maintaining a healthy and productive workforce that ultimately supports student success. Staff well-being involves supporting staff members to maintain a balance between physical, cognitive, emotional and social resources and challenges. ​