June 15, 2016

Peel board students, staff raise more than $130,000 to support children and families affected by the Alberta wildfire

Peel District School Board students, staff and families raised more than $130,000 in support of Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Alberta as part of a board-wide campaign on May 17. Schools held a variety of events encouraging students and staff to bring in a Toonie to support children and families affected by the Alberta wildfire. ​

"Our students, staff and families are always quick to respond with compassion and care in times of need," says Janet McDougald, chair of the board. "The dedication to help those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfire is inspiring, and I extend a sincere thanks to all of our staff, students and families for pitching in and working together for this cause."

“With thanks to the outpouring of generosity from organizations across the country and province, including the Peel District School Board, the Canadian Red Cross is providing vital assistance to the people of Fort McMurray,” says Tanya Elliott, vice president, Ontario, Canadian Red Cross. “We are committed to helping impacted individuals, families and children recover from these devastating fires over the months and years ahead, and extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Peel District School Board for their support.”

The Peel board serves more than 154,000 students in kindergarten to grade 12. Operating 250 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel. For more information, visit www.peelschools.org

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Media contact: Janet McDougald, Chair, Peel District School Board, 905-278-1402, janet.mcdougald@peelsb.com
  
Reference: Avishka Juta, Communications Assistant, 905-890-1010 ext. 2098, avishka.juta@peelsb.com ​
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