Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan | 2022-2027

Dear TLDSB Community,

I am excited to share the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan for Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB). In fall 2021, we asked students, parents/guardians, staff, and community partners to identify the priorities in education over the next five years. The feedback gathered has helped us build a strategic plan that is meaningful and reflects what is important to our communities. The new strategic plan is focussed on further improving student achievement, fostering staff and student well-being, and building stronger parent/guardian and community partnerships in safe, caring, and equitable working and learning environments.

TLDSB is committed to a future where students develop the competencies, understandings, self-confidence, and resiliency to lead healthy, successful, and fulfilling lives, where equity, achievement, and well-being are interconnected, and where we are all empowered to have a positive impact on others, our communities, and the environment. I trust that you will see our unwavering commitment reflected in the TLDSB 2022-2027 Strategic Plan. This plan provides the framework to achieve our goal to support students, staff, and the wider TLDSB community standing by our mission – better together in a safe and caring learning community.

I look forward to continuing to work together.

Wes Hahn
Director of Education

Mission

Better together in a safe and caring learning community.

Guiding principles

  • We are a learning organization.
  • We support student achievement and well-being.
  • We support staff learning and well-being.
  • We value equity and inclusion.
  • We are committed to environmental stewardship.

Introduction

Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) is committed to understanding and meeting the learning needs of all students.

This broadly-defined plan with two strategic goals is aimed at creating a future where students develop the competencies, understandings, self-confidence, and resiliency to lead healthy, successful, and fulfilling lives. Equity, achievement, and well-being are interconnected, and the Board believes that when barriers to equity and inclusion are removed, we can all have a positive impact on others, our communities, and the environment, along with achieving personal success.

Together, students, staff, and our community recognize the value of working and learning together.

Goal 1: In order to be successful in our mission, we must support meaningful learning and success for all.

For students, we will:

1.1 Ensure our practices engage all students in learning that is authentic, meaningful, and relevant to a successful and healthy life.

1.2 Develop and thoughtfully implement classroom and school practices that serve our most vulnerable and marginalized students.

1.3 Deepen student understanding of multiple pathways.

1.4 Maintain high expectations for learning and ensure students have the support to achieve them.

1.5 Focus our efforts on improving students’ critical thinking abilities so they can more effectively solve problems, self-advocate, and self-regulate.

For staff, we will:

1.6 Engage staff in meaningful professional learning that is role-specific, job-embedded, student-centred, and practical in order to support the priorities of this plan.

1.7 Engage staff in opportunities to develop powerful, specific, and manageable strategies to support our most vulnerable and marginalized students.

1.8 Maintain high expectations and ensure staff have the support to successfully meet them.

For our community, we will:

1.9 Learn from families, trustees, community agencies, and businesses about what constitutes meaningful learning and success for all students.

1.10 Provide regular and clear communication, recognizing the pivotal role families and communities play in each student’s success.

Goal 2: In order to be successful in our mission, we must create learning environments and experiences that foster equity, inclusion, and belonging.