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Communications > President's Message > President's Message 2017-2018 > President's Message - May 14, '18

President's Message - May 14, '18

Ontario Principals Council President Message

Election Paper

We have sent our policy paper to the party leaders at Queen’s Park in advance of the June 7 election, highlighting the three top issues that we would like the parties to address. Our paper is the result of input from Members, and several discussions at our Provincial Council meetings. A copy of our paper can be found here. Please feel free to share this paper locally with your candidates.


It is important for us to reiterate our positon that we are a political but non-partisan organization. We do not support any one candidate or any one party. We ensure that all our work and communication pieces are shared with all parties, since we know that any party could form the government. In that way, we are always able to work with any and all MPPs. If you would like to personally support a candidate and/or party in the upcoming election, you are free to do so. However, the OPC will remain politically neutral.


School Recognition

Congratulations to the six public schools that have been awarded the Premier’s Awards for Accepting Schools. The award recognizes teams across the province that have done exceptional and innovative work in creating a safe, inclusive and accepting school environment. It recognizes schools that have demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate.


The public schools that have been recognized are

Clarkson Secondary School (Peel)

Glendale Public School (Peel)

John Fraser Secondary School (Peel)

Johnny Lombardi Public School (York Region)

Osprey Central School (Bluewater)


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