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TCDSB Celebrates Respect for Life Week

May 9 - 15, 2021



The policies and practices of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, affirm the sacred character of human life. Respect for Life week is an annual opportunity to celebrate this.
We are called to be creative and supportive of life. Respect for life means that all human beings have value and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect from the eldest to the youngest; from those who are strong and healthy to those who are vulnerable because of illness or disabilities; and from those who can speak for themselves to those who cannot.
As a Catholic community, every week is Respect for Life Week as we work together to nurture and empower our students and one another to stand up for those who are most vulnerable. All life is sacred, and we are called to serve and to love one another.


Tips for Respect for Life Week

  • Discuss what it means to have respect for all life and explore moral and social justice (e.g. through some of the news and stories appearing online)
  • Connect virtually with those who may feel isolated during this time (e.g. elderly loved ones online, call extended family or friends who live alone, etc.)
  • Pray with family and friends for those who are vulnerable
  • Consider donating to programs that are supporting individuals and groups (e.g. Angel Foundation for LearningShareLife​, etc.)


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