TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Peel District School Board has been selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2015, announced by Mediacorp Canada Inc. in a magazine published in the Globe and Mail on Dec. 8.
"This is a very prestigious award and we are honoured to be included in a group comprised of outstanding employers across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This award reflects the hard work and ongoing commitment of over 22,000 staff dedicated to inspiring success, confidence and hope in each of our 154,000 students," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "Our goal is to attract, develop and retain a highly qualified, diverse staff to support student success and this recognition is an important benchmark in our work to achieve that goal."
Pontes and the Chair of the Board, Janet McDougald, will accept the award at a recognition lunch on Dec. 8 at the Four Seasons hotel in Toronto. For more information about the award, visit www.canadastop100.com/toronto.
The Peel board serves more than 154,000 kindergarten to grade 12 students. Operating 246 schools in the municipalities of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, the Peel board is the largest employer in Peel. For more information, visit www.peelschools.org.
SOURCE: Peel District School Board
For further information: Media contact: Tony Pontes, Director of Education, 905-890-1010, ext. 2005, [email protected]; Reference: Anne-Marie Brown, Communications Officer, 905-890-1010, ext. 2626 or [email protected]