Education budget cuts catch Ontario school boards by surprise

The rumours have been swirling through the halls of the Toronto Catholic District School Board that a more lean fiscal future will be the new reality, and a late Friday afternoon e-mail from the provincial government Dec. 14 did nothing to allay those fears. That’s when the Ministry of Education notified school boards across the […]

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Tenant Insurance, is it Worth it?

About 34 per cent of Canadians rent their homes, yet more than half of Canadian renters (58.2 per cent)1 are living without any tenant insurance coverage. While tenants are not currently required to have a tenant insurance policy in place, most are confused about the level of coverage available through their landlord’s insurance. Below is a […]

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What to do if you get in a car accident

Car accidents usually occur without warning. Although you may take every safety precaution possible, the unexpected can still happen.  If you find yourself in a car accident, here are some tips to keep in mind: www.otipinsurance.com/article31

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Your path to a stress-free holiday season!

The Holidays are a time to spend with family, friends and loved ones but it can also be very stressful. Between finding the perfect gifts, cooking the traditional turkey with fixings and accommodating everyone’s get togethers, it’s no wonder the holidays can be overwhelming. Here are our top 5 ways to beat the holiday stress […]

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Meet the new trustees on the Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Trustees for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board were elected in Monday’s municipal election. Cambridge/North Dumfries Three trustees are elected to serve this area. The three incumbents won their seats. Wendy Price won with 3,835 votes, incumbent Manuel da Silva had 3,087 votes, and incumbent Bill Conway won 2,265 votes. Kitchener/Wilmot Four candidates are elected to serve this […]

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Service animals could be allowed in more Ontario schools

There could soon be service animals in your child’s school. The province wants to change the legislation and give all school boards the rules and regulations for allowing service animals into school. Currently, 39 of the provinces 72 school boards have a policy for service animals for students with special needs. The Greater Essex County […]

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WCDSB fares well in EQAO school testing, WRDSB catching up

The results of the academic assessments from the 2017–2018 school year were released on Tuesday. On average, the public school board showed improvement in some areas while its Catholic counterpart continued to lead the way. The Education Quality and Accountability Office or EQAO tests are conducted to see whether students across the province are meeting […]

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Rolling back sex-ed curriculum ‘irresponsible, reckless,’ teachers union president says

The union representing Ontario’s public elementary school teachers “strongly denounces” Doug Ford’s vow to revert to the 1998 sex-ed curriculum, calling the move “irresponsible” and saying it will “vigorously defend” any teacher who sticks with the 2015 lesson plan. At the annual meeting of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, members were told Monday to […]

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