MONTRÉAL, June 1, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Seventh-day Adventist Church today issued the following statement in light of inquiries from the media:
"Greaves Adventist Academy's only priority is to provide an excellent education to all children attending the academy in a safe environment conducive to learning.
Since its inception 118 years ago, our school has sought to be a welcoming and uniting force in our community. Our actions have and always will be guided by what is in the best interests of our students and their families.
That being said, we have heard and listened to the concerns of parents and members of the community uncomfortable with recent reports in the media. No one with a criminal record will be allowed to volunteer in any capacity on school grounds.
In light of an Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector, no further public comment will be made."
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has a total of 7,600 educational institutions operating in over 100 countries around the world with over 1.5 million students worldwide. In Canada, the Seventh-day Adventist Church operates 43 schools with 4,362 students.
SOURCE Seventh-day Adventist Church
For further information: Stan Jensen, Communication Director, Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada, Tél : (905) 433-0011, @ : firstname.lastname@example.org