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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 6, 2014 Before the onset of summer vacation, the EMSB Pedagogical Services department launched its third annual Anti-Discrimination poster contest for secondary students.

In light of Bill 56 and the Management and Educational Success Agreement (MESA) goal of developing safe and healthy school environments, students from all secondary schools were invited to create posters depicting the short or long term effects of homophobia and heterosexism.

After receiving an overwhelming response from students across the EMSB, Lara Renzullo of Vincent Massey Collegiate was chosen as the winner of the contest.

In recognition of her work, Lara’s poster, as well as a poster depicting some of the runners-up, have been distributed to all the high schools, and even some elementary schools. Additionally, Lara received a Brault & Bouthillier gift bag of art supplies worth $150.

During the 2013-2014 school year, Lester B. Pearson High School in Montreal North established the Gay-Straight Alliance, a unique club which is open and welcoming to all students. Westmount High School is expected to also establish a Gay-Straight Alliance during the current school year.


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213