|EMSB SPIRITUAL AND COMMUNITY ANIMATION SERVICE HONOURED|
MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 15, 2016 – The Canadian Race Relations Foundation recently recognized the English Montreal School Board’s Spiritual and Community Animation Service for its ongoing efforts to foster racial harmony, cross-cultural understanding and eliminate racism.
The honour was bestowed upon the Spiritual and Community Animation Service at the recent Canadian Race Relations Foundation conference in Toronto.
“The Spiritual and Community Animation Service team serves the inter-cultural and inter-spiritual needs of the students in their schools,” said Frank Lofeodo, Coordinator of the Spiritual and Community Animation Service. “We offer an education of the heart and we expose students to values education, and the commonality of those values as expressed in diverse spiritual practices. Our students are encouraged to take these values and put them into practice in community service.”
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation was founded in 1997 by the Government of Canada and is dedicated to the elimination of racism and the promotion of harmonious race relations.
“The submissions for this year spanned the country and highlighted a great number of communities, issues and approaches,” added Lofeodo. “The Jury Panel was impressed with and encouraged by not only the high caliber of our initiatives, but also by the creativity and passion which underscored the commitment to address communal needs as they relate to positive race relations, diversity, inclusion and good citizenship.”
Michael J. Cohen