It’s always good news when our members receive the accolades they deserve. It is even better when the public hears about the good news. The Hansard quote below is from the November 20, 2014 question period.
Mr. Bob Delaney
: This question is for the Minister of Education. Minister, this week is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. In western Mississauga, we have an outstanding school that has done some ground-breaking work in creating an open, supportive and accepting learning environment for all students. St. Joseph Secondary School in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board won a Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools last year for its accomplishments in creating a gay-straight alliance formed by a group of students who wanted to connect in a safe space. In Mississauga, St. Joseph’s has provided Ontario with a template for excellence in a productive learning environment. Minister, what has Ontario done province-wide to help all students feel safe while learning?
Hon. Liz Sandals: I’d like to add my congratulations to St. Joseph Secondary School in Mississauga for winning the Premier’s award.