We wish to acknowledge this land on which we work. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Kanien’kéha Nationa. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land. The Westmount High School community honours and respects the diverse Indigenous peoples connected to this territory on which we gather every day.

At Westmount High School, inclusion, equity and diversity have been integral to the mission of our school as reflected in one of our fundamental core values - the celebration of diversity. As such, at WHS we honour the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong inclusive community. Our school contends that the best education occurs when a school is composed of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, cultures, races, religions, genders and sexual orientations.

We also acknowledge that a diverse school community alone is not enough. We must continue to work on inclusion, equity, and diversity. Community has always been an integral part of Westmount High School. As such, we seek to build on this community to create a truly inclusive school: students and adults are welcomed and supported, and where their faces, voices and experiences are reflected and valued. We know that the work of inclusion is a holistic responsibility.

In conclusion, Westmount High School has two larger public purposes: to educate and graduate all of our students including those who have been historically underrepresented in the school system and to prepare students to participate, act and live as good citizens in a multicultural society.