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MONTREAL, JUNE 10, 2014 – Inspirations Newspaper: a snapshot of our special needs community, is honouring the 2014 Dynamic Funds Caregiver of Inspiration – Tamara Novak - at a breakfast award ceremony in the gymnasium of Peter Hall School (840 Boul. Côte-Vertu) in Saint-Laurent, on Friday June 20 (8:30 a.m.).

Sponsored by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB), Inspirations provides uplifting success stories and timely advice in the area of special needs. The newspaper is produced in collaboration with other English public school boards, private schools, special needs schools and associations, CEGEPs and universities across Montreal, Laval and the South Shore.

The Dynamic Funds Caregiver of Inspiration award honours outstanding caregivers for their work with people with special needs. It presents an opportunity to share a fresh perspective with peers, professionals, parents of children with special needs and the public.

Novak has been an employee for over 20 years at Peter Hall School. She is a member of the school’s crisis intervention team, and is responsible for the school’s involvement in the Défi Sportif Altergo, organizing and training their ball hockey team.

Peter Hall School Assistant Director Alexandra Desbiens-Leighton describes Novak as “very caring, dedicated, hard working. She is a model employee. She takes initiative and always demonstrates a positive attitude. Tamara is a true team player and genuinely cares for the wellbeing and happiness of our students.”

Peter Hall is a private, bilingual school recognized and subsidized in the public interest by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport (MELS). Students range in age from four to 21 and have intellectual disabilities, pervasive developmental disorders and/or psychopathological disorders. In conjunction with the Ministry, Peter Hall offers individualized and functional educational programs based on the student and his or her learning needs.


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