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Monday, January 22, 2018

We are the Best Agents for Change

BY KATHY MCDONALD When one is continuously exposed to the senseless killing of Black males by police in the US, Canada or any other jurisdiction,...

What Will It Say On Your Tombstone When You Die?

BY: SIMONE JENNIFER SMITH  Great week to you Toronto! How has the summer been for you so far? For me, it has been hectic, frustrating, annoying...

Humble and Kind

BY KATHY MCDONALD  In my humble opinion, pun intended, these two character traits (humility and kindness) are the most important coupling of traits. I say...

‘Tis The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Welcome back, greetings, howdy. As we return to school I can only hope it is armed with a rejuvenate self. A self...

Circle September 16th 2017

BY: KATHY MCDONALD  Happy Academic New Year 2017/18. It is truly mind-boggling how quickly the days are flying. Summer is on its way out and...

Reflections of my First Year in Office

BY KATHY MCDONALD December 1st marks one year since I was sworn into office. It seems like just yesterday I was pounding the pavement with...

Education: 2016 in Review

BY KATHY MCDONALD I am writing this article in disbelief that this is my final article for the year 2016. It appears that as “mi...

Fish Nor Fowl: Summer 2017

BY: KATHY MCDONALD It is hard to believe that the 2016/17 school year has come to an end. Across the province, many school boards are...

Awareness of White Privilege in the Mental Health Industry

BY: SIMONE SMITH Race has always been an uncomfortable topic to discuss; like religion and politics, it is usually seen as one of those topics...

Excellence in Eloquence

BY: KATHY MCDONALD Of all the experiences that I have been afforded as a trustee with the Peel District School Board (PDSB), few are as...

Community News

LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS – Preparations for 2018 Business Social Underway

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO New year, new goals? As with every new year that rolls around, many of us spend time reflecting on another year gone,...

TIFF Celebrates 100 Years of Black Film with Jamaican Classic ‘The Harder They Come’

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON The 1972 Jamaican Crime Drama film ‘The Harder They Come’ written, directed and produced by Perry Henzell was screened recently as part...

2017: Year in Review

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  2017 is one of those years that will forever be etched in our memories for reasons and events that brought forth states...

African Aid Project Raises Awareness for Children in Poverty

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the most wonderful time of the year, a time of giving, of hope, happiness, and miracles. However, amongst all of the...

Take Your Education & Leadership Skills International! – Applications Open for Young Leaders...

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO The volunteer work we partake in during our time at school prepares us for a future on our chosen career path. The...