Statement from Chair of the Board Brad MacDonald:
We remain committed to working with the Ministry of Education's reviewers and are
thankful that so many have come forward to share their experiences during this process. We recognize that the voices of students, staff, families and community members are important in helping us to eliminate anti-Black racism, and dismantle systemic barriers to academic success and well-being that exist within our system.
We know that there is much work to do to build, repair and restore trust with the communities we serve. This process will help us become more transparent, responsive and accountable, and assist us in upholding the principles of equity, inclusion and human rights that our communities have every right to demand from us.
We share the community's desire to have this review lead to transformative approaches and good governance to addressing gaps in both the educational and employment outcomes at the Peel District School Board, in particular for Black and racialized students and staff. We look forward to the reviewers' final report and recommendations, and are committed to taking immediate action to ensure that all Peel board learning and working environments are places where everyone feels included, safe and respected.