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  • December 01, 2014

Honouring Safe and Accepting Schools Teams In Brampton

Ontario Recognizing School Initiatives to Create Positive School Environments


On Thursday November 20th 2014 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recognized the students, teachers, parents and other community members of eleven schools working to foster and maintain healthy and respectful relationships and environments necessary for student success.  Brampton was well represented as four of the eleven schools were from our Region.   

Stanley Mills Public School team’s mandate was to improve Reading, Writing and creating a more welcoming environment.  Their initiatives have resulted in a 5% improvement in reading proficiency of their grade 3’s as well as a 79% reduction in student suspensions from 2009-2013. 

Agnes Taylor Public School was recognized for creating a happy school family.  The team partnered with community agencies and focused on parent engagement, mental health and anti-bullying initiatives. 

École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes moto was “Kindness is Key”.  Their efforts have improved EQAO results and school registration numbers are up. Students are focused entirely on achievement in a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.

St. Edmund Campion Secondary School focused primarily on putting mental health first.  A number of support programs were put in place to improve student well-being before, during and after school. 

Supporting safe and accepting school environments is essential for student achievement and well-being and is part of the government's economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people's talents and skills, building new public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business and schools can thrive.  These four schools are prime examples of being leaders in our community; they have taken the onus upon themselves to create better learning environments for not only their students but staff and community as well.     


“As a former School Board Trustee I am thrilled to recognize the Students, Staff and all other team members at École élémentaire Carrefour des jeunes and Stanley Mills Public School on this year’s Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools.  Your efforts and accomplishments have created a safer environment which is imperative for student success.  On behalf of all constituents in Brampton-Springdale I congratulate both schools on their tremendous achievement and I look forward to working with you in the future.” – Harinder Malhi MPP Brampton-Springdale         

“I want to congratulate the teachers, staff and students of Agnes Taylor Public School and St. Edmund Campion Secondary School on the Premier’s Award for Accepting Schools.  Working as a team you have created a safe and accepting school that provides a positive learning environment. You have shown all Ontarians that working together we can achieve anything.  Keep up the good work. I feel very fortunate to be part of such a dedicated community.” Vic Dhillon MPP Brampton West

“Congratulations to all of the recipients of the 2013-14 Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools for creating positive and inclusive school environments. We know that when students feel safe, included and accepted, they are able to succeed in the classroom and beyond.” — Liz Sandals, Minister of Education



  •   Every school in Ontario is required to have a Safe and Accepting Schools Team.
  •   Between 2004-05 and 2013-14, Ontario has invested over $425 million to make schools safe and education equitable and inclusive.
  •   November 16 – 22, 2014 is Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week.



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