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Monday, December 18, 2017

PDSB to Collect Student Data

BY KATHY MCDONALD  At the regular meeting of the Peel District School Board (PDSB) on Tuesday Nov. 22nd 2016, trustees unanimously voted in favour of...

Trump Trauma

BY KATHY MCDONALD I must admit that I had to rewrite my entire column as I was so convinced that common sense would prevail and...

We Rise Together

BY KATHY MCDONALD  We Rise Together: The Peel District School Board’s Action Plan to Support Black Students was officially approved on October 27th 2016. The...

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...

Ghettos Are Not Gated Communities

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The tides are changing and our youth are demanding better treatment for its marginalized citizens. As the number of violent encounters on...

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,...

Keep on Trucking

BY KATHY MCDONALD  My dear readers, the way I see it educating our community is the best and dare I say, the only way to...

Reflections: A Call to Action.

As I reflect on the academic year that was I am reminded of the numerous examples of the magnificent initiatives that the PDSB as...

Gratitude, Perseverance & Resilience

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The graduation season is here so I would like to offer some thoughts on graduating and the next steps. As the parent...

Community News

Envision Opportunity – Women Reflect To Make 2018 Their Best Year Yet!

BY: ALYSSA MAHADEO It’s the end of another year; goals accomplished or not, time has passed without fail and now as we look toward next...

McMaster Creating First Gandhi Scholarship Of Ontario

BY: JELANI GRANT  At the end of October, McMaster University announced on Twitter they will be creating a scholarship dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. This scholarship...

CEMA Campaigns for Inclusion of Ethnic Media in Canada

BY: DELLIA RISMAY  CEMA, which stands for Canadian Ethnic Media Association, is an independent organization that is made up of a variety of media professionals....

Finding Your Potential: A Subban Plan For Success.

BY: GLORIA MUGENYI Keeping children on the right path to achieve their dreams can be a challenging one, but worry not parents, Karl Subban, a...

Celebrating Canada’s Brilliant Minded Women

BY: KABRENA ROBINSON  Within different fields of work, there are various women who carry out important day to day tasks. Many contributing as educators, mentors,...