Building on its history of research and knowledge mobilization, the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has established a partnership with the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University and four exceptional organizations to build communities of practice aligned with the four key components of Ontario’s well-being strategy.

Ontario is leading the way with this unique brand of collaboration and knowledge sharing. Working with established researchers and professionals in a range of fields, the network will connect front-line educators to the most up-to-date research about student well-being, and promote evidence-based practices.

Communities of Practice

Safe & Accepting Schools

Positive Mental Health

Equitable & Inclusive Education

Healthy Schools


Intended audiences include classroom teachers, school-based teacher leaders, curriculum leaders, school and district administrators, university researchers/educators, professional mathematics organizations, and parent community groups.

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Guiding Principles

Promote Wellness
in Education

for the individual, community and society

Connect Educators & Researchers

to develop and share knowledge

Connect Support Staff & Researchers

to embed the principles of well-being
into all schools


Network Updates and News

June 2017 Update from the KNSWB - News, Planning and Upcoming Activities

READ THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR ARTICLE ON LAUNCH OF KNAER WELL-BEING NETWORK

Mac, school board to lead student well-being networks

Hamilton will be leading the effort to equip Ontario schools with new resources to improve student well-being.

The Ministry of Education has announced that the Hamilton public school board and McMaster University's Offord Centre for Child Studies have been chosen to spur the building of "knowledge networks" addressing in an integrated way... [continue reading article]


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