Black History Month Speaker Encourages Students to be "Colour-Bold"

This week, CDS welcomed Steevens Audige, a police officer and former pastor to our Middle/Senior School Assembly.
Officer Audige shared his story about growing up as a black youth in Montreal to Haitian parents, his love of hockey, and his career path from youth worker, to pastor, to police officer. He shared stories of dealing with racism through his childhood to today, on and off the ice.

Officer Audige encouraged students to be "colour-bold" as opposed to "colour-blind", meaning to acknowledge colour and use it as a method to understand an individual, as opposed to simply ignoring it.

Our Chefs and Dining Hall staff also helped us celebrate Black History Month by creating African and Caribbean Island dishes to try, including Jamaican Jerk chicken, Moroccan Tagine, Nigerian Jollof Rice and Trinidadian Doubles!

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.