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Message in response to the tragic event in London, ON

Dear students, staff, families, and community,

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our flags will again, be flown at half-mast.

In order to support the Muslim community and those affected by the horrible attack on the Muslim family in London, Ontario, all BHNCDSB school and building flags will be placed and remain at half-mast until sunset today. It is incredibly sad that we continue to witness horrific actions sparked by Islamophobia. We stand in solidarity with our local and the extended Muslim communities at this difficult time and our prayers are with those impacted by this horrible form of discrimination.

Please reach out to your teacher or your school administrator should you or someone you know require support in response to this tragic event.


Rick Petrella, Chair of the Board
Mike McDonald, Director of Education

Other Support Resources

Naseeha – Mental Health
A confidential helpline for young Muslims that is available 7 days a week (12pm-12am EST) by calling 1-866-NASEEHA (627-3342)

Brant - Integrated Mental Health Crisis Services
Phone support: 519-759-7188
Walk-in Clinic: 255 Fairview Drive, Unit 1, Brantford

‘Walk-In’ mental health clinics in Brantford-Brant are available by calling 519-752-5308 and press ‘0’ or text 226-920-4427 (not a crisis service).

Haldimand-Norfolk- 24 Hour Crisis Services
Phone: 1-866-327-3224

Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board - Student Support Services
School based mental health services aimed at enhancing student success by providing support, skill-building and counselling (social workers) addressing the students’ main area of concern. If more intensive and/or specialized services are required, assistance with community referrals is available. To access this service, speak with your teacher or principal for contact information.