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Friday, July 21, 2017

2016 Reflect, Plan and Execute

BY KATHY MCDONALD  2015 ended with kind words of encouragement and for this I am truly grateful. One year ago I had just embarked on...

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...

Local Boxer Inspires Youth to Live Fearlessly

BY ALYSSA MAHADEO  Dedicated, driven and focused are all words that best describe aspiring professional boxer Mohammed Feroze Abedeen, a young man out of Mississauga...

The Green Dupatta Charity Organization – Restoring Communities Worldwide

BY ALYSSA MAHADEO “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Those words spoken by the highly revered philosopher, Mahatma Gandhi has become...

A Night with the Jamaican Canadian Youth Council

BY KEVIN YEBOAH “United we stand and divided we fall! Try? There is no try, everything is a must and we’ll do just that.” These...

Sex Education – Myth vs Facts

BY KATHY MCDONALD  The Ministry of Education revised the Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum. This update was well overdue as there have been significant...

Work to Rule Comes to an End

BY KATHY MCDONALD The Principals and Vice Principals were about the only group that were not on strike when the school year started. By the...

Labrish with Trustee McDonald

BY KATHY MCDONALD  Applied or academic? How do they impact my child? What is an IEP …Individual Educational Plan?  What is an OSR (Ontario Student...

Professional Development

The Power of Words

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Sometimes we dismiss or discredit the power of words as hocus pocus. But the recent celebration of Father’s Day underscored to me...

How to Manage Use of Our Time Effectively and Prioritize the Important Over the...

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON It seems nearly impossible these days to manage the use of our time effectively so that the things that matter most get...

How to Clarify What Is My Purpose

BY: KEISHA JOHNSON Clarifying ‘what is my purpose’ is one of the biggest contentions people grapple with. If you’ve ever thought about this, you can probably...