Sample petition letter regarding new Sex-Ed Curriculum

Dear friends of St. Barnabas

Sample Letter

Ontario government will introduce a controversial and age-inappropriate sex ed curriculum into Ontario elementary schools in 2015.    We’re deeply concerned hereby a sample letter is drafted to petition against the implementation of the new curriculum.   We urge you to use the sample letter or write your concerns and send to School council, Trustees, Principals and MPPs. Please write your name and address, that the Trustees will know you belong to which ward. Please be reminded that any tax payer has the right to raise their opinion even they have no child in school.

Here are our MPP, School Trustees and the Principals of the 7 Catholic Elementary schools:


MPP Bas Balkissoon, MPP (Scarborough—Rouge River) Bas Balkissoon, MPP (Scarborough—Rouge River)

Unit B
4559 Sheppard Avenue East
Scarborough, Ontario M1S 1V3


Ward 8 - Trustee Garry Tanuan (Catholic Board)

Catholic Education Centre
80 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2N 6E8
Phone: 416-512-3408

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Ward 21 - Trustee Shaun Chen , (Public Board)
5050 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5N8

Tel: 416-397-2572


The Catholic Elementary Schools of St. Barnabas

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati | Ms. Paola Cherrier

8 Seasons Dr, Toronto, ON M1X 1X4 (416 )393 - 5456

Sacred Heart | Mr. Christopher Nazar

75 Hupfield Trail Scarborough ON M1B 4S3 (416) 393 - 5415

St. Barnabas | Ms. Sandra Figliomeni

30 Washburn Way Scarborough ON M1B 1H3 (416) 393 - 5351

St. Bede | Mr. Vernon Sweeney

521 Sewells Road Scarborough ON M1B 5H3 (416) 393 - 5425

St. Columba | Ms. Carol-Ann Lemoine

10 John Tabor Trail Scarborough ON M1B 1M9 (416) 393 - 5380

St. Florence | Ms. Josette Weber

101 Murison Boulevard Scarborough ON M1B 2L6 (416) 393 - 5385

St. Gabriel Lalemant | Mr. John Gioia

 160 Crow Trail Scarborough ON M1B 1Y3 (416) 393 - 5377

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Marriage Prep Class Change

Next week's session will be on Friday, February 20th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the parish hall. Please note this change in date.

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RCIA Location Change

On Wednesday, February 18th the RCIA Class will be held in the Parish boardroom as the hall will required as additional seating for the 7pm Ash Wednesday Mass.

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Ash Wednesday

This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 18th and marks the beginning of the Lenten Season. Masses are scheduled for 8:00am and 7:00pm. Please note the change in time for the morning mass.
Ash Wednesday is a Day of Fasting and Abstinence. Fasting (one full meal and two smaller meals, no snacking) applies to those 18-60 years old. This does not apply to those who are pregnant, sick or elderly. Abstinence from meat applies to those 13 years old and older.

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Church and Office Closure

Following the 9am mass, the Church and Office will be closed on Monday, February 16th for Family Day. Have a safe and relaxing long weekend!

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