The Aurores boréales CSDC recognizes the importance of promoting equity, diversity and inclusion among students and staff. We have a responsibility to provide a welcoming and inclusive educational environment for all students, regardless of ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, physical or intellectual ability, race, religion, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. Catholic values guide the Board's actions to ensure that every student receives a quality education, while feeling valued and respected.

School census

The socio-demographic census is an effort led by all Ontario school boards to create more equitable and inclusive learning and working environments.

Diversity and equity are at the heart of our concerns. To better meet the needs of students and school teams [staff members], it's important to understand who's who.

The collection of socio-demographic data in Ontario schools called for under the
Anti-Racism Act 2017 is made with a view toeliminate systemic racism and advance racial equity.

Participation is confidential, secure and voluntary. That said, the strength of numbers will ensure the collection and analysis of representative and relevant data!

  • Students in grade 9e at 12eyear
  • Parents/guardians/adults responsible for students in kindergarten to grade 8eyear
    • Since the aim of this school census is to find out who are the students who attend the Council's schools, you are encouraged to talk to your child when filling in the questionnaire, in order to capture his or her experiences and perceptions.
    • If you have more than one child enrolled in school between kindergarten and grade 8eyear, please fill in a questionnaire for each of them.
  • Staff members

A unique access link is sent to each respondent's e-mail address. If you have lost your access link, appointment at and enter your e-mail address. If it matches an existing address in the system (the one we use to communicate with you), your unique access link will be e-mailed to you again.

Socio-demographic data refers to information that may be considered grounds for discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code. These include aboriginal identity, religion, sexual orientation and racial and ethnic origins.

This information is intended to help us ensure equity and inclusion within our schools. By responding to the questionnaire, students, parents/guardians/adults responsible for the child and staff members will help you to be proactive and responsible to our entire school community.

Socio-demographic data will help us to better understand the needs of our students on a systemic scale. Responses will not be analyzed individually. They will be compiled for analysis at the board, school or regional level.


The information gathered could be cross-referenced with other data to which we already have access, such as performance, attendance, climate perception or well-being. This data will provide the opportunity to confirm, measure, address and monitor any behaviors or policies that impact student experience, well-being and academic outcomes. For the school team [staff members], reliable data enables the school board, among other things, to review hiring conditions to promote an equitable and inclusive work environment on an ongoing basis.

Anonymous and confidential responses

Data collection and analysis for Ontario's French-language school boards is handled by the Leadership and Assessment Center (KEY). For each school board, the information collected is de-identified, encrypted, processed and cross-referenced before being sent securely.

In addition, all school boards in Ontario must comply with a set of laws that apply to the protection of and access to students' personal information. The collection of socio-demographic data is carried out in full compliance with the laws in force.

School census period 2022-2023

At the Aurores boréales CSDC, we have chosen to invite our school community to take part in the census during the week of may 15However, the school census will remain open 365 days a year and must be completed annually.
The analysis period covers the period from 1er June 2022 to May 31, 2023, in order to offer the first reports in the fall of 2023. Any responses received after May 31, 2023 will be included in the next analysis period, 2023-2024.