Oct. 16, 2017
Peel Assocation of African Canadian Educators to host parent engagement event in collaboration with Peel District School Board
The Peel Association of African Canadian Educators (PAACE), in collaboration with the Peel District School Board, invites families and community members to a parent engagement event where we will develop partnerships as we design ways to support Black student success.
Parent engagement in action event
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Turner Fenton Secondary School, North Building
7935 Kennedy Rd. S,
Brampton, L6W 0A2
The event will consist of:
- a keynote by Dr. Beverly Jean Daniel
- open discussions with Black parents about their needs, hopes and plans for their children
- opportunities to connect with Board staff to discuss issues that impact Black students (i.e. transitions, report cards, course selections, pathway plans, regional programs, special education and more)
Lunch will be provided.
Sept. 22, 2017
Apply for a parent position on the board's We Rise Together Advisory Council
The Peel District School Board is currently seeking applications from parents of Black Peel students to fill
three available positions for the We Rise Together Advisory Council, beginning October 2017 and ending June 2018. Peel parents interested in this volunteer opportunity can apply using the
Click here to apply. The online application closes Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
The advisory council will consist of parents, community members, students, trustees and board staff who are committed to achieving the goals set out in the
We Rise Together Accountability Report. Parent representatives will provide advice, support and feedback on the implementation of We Rise Together action steps in the areas of Student Leadership, Curriculum, Staff Development and Community Engagement.
And important component of the
We Rise Together Action Plan, the following is the selection criteria for parents interested in being a part of the We Rise Together Advisory Council:
parent of Black student(s) currently enrolled in the Peel District School Board
one representative from Brampton, one from Caledon, one from Mississauga
demonstrates a commitment to, and knowledge of the We Rise Together Accountability Report and subsequent action steps
understands the importance of parent, family and community engagement
demonstrates a keen interest in public education
seeks to promote healthy, positive and progressive relationships with the Peel District School Board
demonstrates advocacy and community development skills
June 19, 2017
We Rise Together Accountability Report sets 2017-18 actions, measurement to support Black male students
At the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 19, Peel District School Board trustees approved the We Rise Together Accountability Report, the board's year one action plan to support Black male students in the 2017-18 school year. The plan includes mandatory anti-Black racism and bias awareness training, the creation of an advisory council, an annual parent engagement event, resources to support Black mentorship programs in schools, and ongoing research to measure Black student achievement.
The board will host a community event at the HJA Brown Education Centre on Sept. 23, 2017, to share the We Rise Together Accountability Report and answer questions. More information will be shared in the fall. Click here to view the full We Rise Together Accountability Report.