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External Awards & Recognition

There are a variety of exciting award winning initiatives going on in our schools and daycares.

Congratulations to the following daycares:

  • $1,000 Metro Green Apple Grant:
    Awarded to: Gerald McShane, St. Monica and John Caboto Academy Daycares The Metro Green Apple School Program offers schools in Ontario and Quebec $1,000 grants. Metro’s mission is to encourage students to get involved in their schools and communities by working together to create healthier environments. Projects range from buying reusable water bottles for the whole school to starting school gardens.

  • $20,000 PFF Community Leadership Program Fellowship:
    Awarded to: St. Monica Daycare. The PFF Community Leadership Program is a fellowship that offers extraordinary opportunities to McGill University students with innovative ideas, helping them to bring sustainable and positive social change to the communities in which they work. McGill University graduate Lauren Pochereva was granted $20,000 to build and integrate a vegetable garden at St. Monica Daycare. Lauren will also facilitate workshops and gardening activities with the students. The garden will be integrated into an on-site day camp during the summer, and will be a site for community events throughout the season.

  • $5,000 Home Depot Canada Foundation Grant:
    Awarded to: John Caboto Academy Daycare. The Home Depot Canada Foundation was established to expand The Home Depot Canada’s commitment to giving back to the communities it serves. They provide resources that support the development of affordable community improvement projects that make lasting physical improvements to the neighborhoods they serve. John Caboto Academy is using these funds to build a schoolyard garden for students and surrounding community.

Congratulations to the following schools:

  • Dante’s Green Team captured first place in the Collective Initiative category of the sixth annual “Ca Bouge à St. Léonard” competition, an honour which recognized the school’s Waste Free Lunch Days program. addition to being the only school to win an award, Dante also received a cash prize of $5,000 from La Corporation de relance économique et communautaire (CREC) of St. Léonard. Winners of the competition were selected by an independent jury according to the realism of the project, originality, innovation, structure of the project and socio-economic impact. The Waste Free Lunch Days program began in 2009 and is a weekly initiative which requires the students to pack a lunch with only reusable items, such as washable containers, utensils and cloth napkins. Last year, the same project was recognized by Super C stores, earning the school another $2,000 prize.

  • Leonardo da Vinci Academy won Coup de Coeur Vers le vert, and Save the Trees.

  • Royal West Academy was awarded a grant from Ici en Recycle to help fund the cost of recycling boxes.