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revised July 16, 2009

Partnership Committees:
Peel District School Board and
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

One of the formal relationships Peel Public Health has with both Boards of Education is our Partnership Committees. Representatives of key stakeholder groups in each School Board meet with senior staff of Peel Public Health divisions providing services to schools, four times a year. The mandate of the Partnership Committee is to provide a comprehensive health program for Peel schools, staff, students and their families. The groups exchange information about programs/resources and anticipates and plans for/or problem-solves health-related issues for our school communities. Through the primary contact in each system, access to information is facilitated for all staff. Through this collaboration, students benefit from excellent curriculum resources, improved access to important health services, healthy school environments and connection with relevant community resources.

"The Peel Health Partnership Committee allows for open and ongoing communication and information sharing between Peel Health and the Peel District School Board. It is an opportunity for shared decision making regarding health-related school programs and services, priorities of focus for the partnership as well as joint problem solving regarding school health issues. This structure supports the Peel Board's goal of maintaining a nurturing, welcoming, engaging, safe, respectful and inclusive learning environment."

Layla Restivo
School Support Officer
Peel District School Board

“The Partnership Committee is a great forum to discuss and review the various initiatives that Peel Health develops to address comprehensive health within our schools. The initiatives and some of the issues that the committee reviews are numerous. Therefore, having one key contact within the Board, as well as the Partnership Committee, allows the Board to have a coordinated working relationship with the Health department. All this assists the Board in meeting its commitment to providing a safe, caring and inclusive environment.”

Lynn Schaule CRSP
Manager of Health and Safety
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District
School Board

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