SMCS Daily Update – Monday, December 10

Dear St. Michael’s College School Community, 

In an effort to remain fully transparent, we will continue to send daily emails to keep you informed of the school’s actions and next steps.

Monday, December 10, 2018

SMCS Launches Expansive Partnership with White Ribbon Campaign
In 2014, St. Michael’s College School partnered with the White Ribbon Campaign as part of a student leadership initiative intended to educate our community. Utilizing resources from White Ribbon, and with in-depth training provided to ten faculty members, modules were developed for student leaders to deliver talks to younger students on healthy masculinity, gender-based violence, and responsible digital citizenship. The White Ribbon has recently entered into a more expansive partnership with St. Michael’s College School with a view to improving the culture of the school and empowering stakeholders to help promote gender equality, healthy relationships, and a new vision of masculinity. The White Ribbon Campaign is committed to conducting an assessment to get a sense of how students, staff, and faculty perceive the unique cultural challenges of teaching students in an all-boys environment. Based on the results of that assessment, mid-range and long-range targets will be set for educating students, faculty, and staff and promoting a culture of mutual respect and healthy masculinity. The White Ribbon was founded in 1989 and has grown into one of the most widely recognized organizations in Canada and across the globe.