Parent/Guardian Info

For almost 6,000 HDSB students who come from financially vulnerable households, the transition back to school can be especially challenging.  

Students like Alek and Aaerin. 

Alek lives with his grandfather, who is unable to work due to a disability. His grandfather is overwhelmed by the costs associated with preparing Alek to go back to school.  

Aaerin’s mom works several jobs, but is struggling to make ends meet. Aaerin is in need of new clothing that fits, hygiene products, and food for school lunches.  

With your help, we will raise $58,000 by September 30 so hundreds of HDSB students like Alek and Aaerin can start the year with the tools they need to be successful. 

Can you help one student, possibly in your own child’s school?

Yes, I can help a child.*

Some examples of what your support means:

All gift amounts appreciated.

*Help TWO students through donation matching! 

The first $15,000 in donations will be matched by our friends at Johnson Insurance.

Are you an HDSB parent who could use some help? 

Please contact your child's teacher, principal or social worker and let them know you need HLF's support to send your child back to school with the basics they need to be successful. The process is simple and confidential. 

Please note that the HLF only accepts financial donations, not goods. Tax receipts are provided for all donations of $20 or more.

 Want to Volunteer at the school or on a school trip?

Please follow the link to the Halton Regional Police  website for more information. When requesting a  check, please make sure to request the Vulnerable Sector Check.

Mental health and well-being of students is a high priority in the Halton District School Board. ​Below are videos that provide information to parents & guardians about student mental health & well-being and how we work collaboratively with families to support students​. Visit for more information.

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is hosting Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions for parents/guardians this December. The sessions will be led by a mental health expert in that area who will share their knowledge and provide helpful information and resources. 


How to register: Complete the Mental Health & Well-Being Information Sessions Registration Form

Healthy Student Snack Bags - Halton Food for Thought

When we feed students nutritious food, we are offering them their best chance for success.  We want students to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.

Halton Food for Thought, in partnership with Food for Life, is providing Halton Elementary and Secondary students, nutritious food to fuel their learning, whether they are learning in school or from home!


Weekly HFFT Healthy Student Snack Bags:

For more information including a list of HFFT Healthy Snack Bag distribution locations CLICK HERE.

More than ever, Halton students need access to nutritious food to fuel a full day of learning. 


Together we #FeedTheirFuture!

To help support student success, please consider volunteering with, or donating to Halton Food for Thought.