Once again this year, the MTK hockey team helped out in Carleton Place. Photo submitted.

Special Advisory Committee explore viable options for the future of the Mill of Kintail Museum

A Special Advisory Committee formed to explore and recommend viable and sustainable options for the future of the R. Tait McKenzie and Dr. James Naismith collections at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area Museum is making progress. A call for members was made in September and the Committee was struck in October following the Mississippi […]

UCDSB appoints new CFO and Treasurer of the Board

Current Superintendent of Human Resources and Operational Services Jeremy Hobbs has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB). Director of Education Stephen Sliwa announced last week that Superintendent Hobbs will fully transition into this role in February 2020. Trustees confirmed his appointment at their organizational meeting […]

Taking the initiative to help improve care

Jennifer Brunet has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) at Almonte General Hospital for almost two years. When she moved back to the area from Alberta, she already knew where she wanted to be. “I had my heart set on working at Almonte General Hospital. My family in Almonte raved about the hospital and […]

3rd annual Ladies Night at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm

Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm and Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush are excited to present the 3rd Annual Ladies Night, an old-fashioned evening of Christmas hospitality and warmth. Oh, and some shopping opportunities too! Join us on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm, 951 8th Concession […]

Several reports of lead in drinking water in Ontario schools

As you may be aware, there have recently been several reports in the media on the presence of lead in the drinking water in Ontario schools. More specifically, several Upper Canada District School Board schools have been named as exceeding the Ontario threshold for lead in drinking water. We understand the importance of maintaining healthy […]

UCDSB supports Ontario Dress Purple Day

On October 24, 2019, staff and students across the Upper Canada District School Board will join organizations across the province for Ontario Dress Purple Day, a day to raise awareness about the role communities play in supporting vulnerable children and families. The goal is to inform students about their right to safety and well-being, regardless […]

Have your say: Drinking water rule changes proposed for Mississippi-Rideau

Several changes are in the works for drinking water protection zones and chemical storage rules in the Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region. Under Ontario’s Clean Water Act, municipal drinking water sources such as lakes, rivers and wells are protected from contamination through a combination of intake and wellhead protection zones, rules for chemical use and other threats, […]

Board honours outstanding employees at 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) recognized excellence on Wednesday, September 25 at the 2019 Trustee Innovation Awards ceremony in Brockville, which took place during the regular Board meeting. The annual awards program started in November 2012 to recognize staff for innovative teaching and work practices, with the intent that these practices will be […]

Modest gains achieved in EQAO data for UCDSB students

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) has received the latest EQAO assessment data and overall, UCDSB students have achieved modest gains in areas of reading and writing, while reflecting the provincial trends in math. The UCDSB sees these achievements as steps in the right direction. Each year, these assessments offer insight on how Ontario […]

UCDSB draws attention to Mental Health Supports on World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to highlight some of the steps students, staff and their families can take to take care of their mental health, and the resources available to them if they are in crisis. “One of the best things to do as a […]