Panel

January 10, 2008
The School Community Safety Advisory Panel’s
Final Report was released by Gerry Connelly,
Director of TDSB.
December 18, 2007
The Panel met with the Principal from
the First Nations School of Toronto, Wayne Kodje
and Aboriginal Legal Services.
December 17, 2007
The Panel met with student parents
from the First Nations School of Toronto.
December 14, 2007
The Panel met with Wayne Kodje, the Principal from
the First Nations School of Toronto.
December 13, 2007
The Panel further consulted with the Ontario
Human Rights Commission.
December 12, 2007
The Panel met with two TDSB vice-principals.

The Panel also met with the administration from
CW Jefferys C.I.
December 11, 2007
The Panel met representatives from the United Way of
Greater Toronto.

The Panel also met with Jill Worthy and Rauda Dickinson,
Toronto Supervisory Officers Association.

The Panel continued its consultation with representatives
from the criminal justice system.
December 10, 2007
The Panel met with Gerry Connelly, Director of TDSB and
Deputy Chief Derry, Toronto Police Service.

The Panel also met with Penny Maidens, Executive
Superintendent School Services.

The Panel also met with Staff Superintendent Mike Federico
and other officers from the Toronto Police Service.

The Panel continued its consultation with teachers from
Emery Collegiate Institute.
December 7, 2007
The Panel met with TDSB Trustees.
December 6, 2007
The Panel met with Gerry Connelly, Director of TDSB.
December 5, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with teachers
from Emery Collegiate Institute.
December 4, 2007
The Panel met with administrators and teachers
from Emery Collegiate Institute.

The Panel met with administrators at Westview
Centennial SS.
December 3, 2007
The Panel met with students from Westview
Centennial SS.
November 30, 2007
The Panel met with Lloyd McKell and TDSB Equity
staff.

The Panel met with respresentatives from the
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.
November 29, 2007
The Panel attended a meeting with a focus group of
students from the Expelled Students Program, and also
met with staff and an administrator from the program.
November 27, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with the OSSTF –
Professional Students Services Personnel.
November 26, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with teachers
and students at Westview Centennial SS.

The Panel also met with the Assistant Director
of Education for the TDSB.
November 22, 2007
The Panel met with administrators and teachers at
Brookview Middle School.

The Panel met with the Westview Centennial SS
Parents’ Council.
November 21, 2007
The Panel and the Ontario Human Rights Commission
held a joint Symposium at OISE to share insights on
the barriers to implementing school safety recommendations.
November 20, 2007
The Panel conducted a further consultation with
Verna Lister, TDSB Superintendent for NW2.

The Panel met with representatives from the criminal
justice system.

November 19, 2007
The Panel conducted a further consultation with Deputy
Chief Derry, Toronto Police Service.

The Panel conducted consultations with students at
Westview Centennial SS.
November 16, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with students at
Westview Centennial SS.
November 15, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with interested staff
members at Westview Centennial SS.
November 14, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with interested staff
members at Westview Centennial SS.
November 13, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with interested staff
members at Westview Centennial SS.

The Panel conducted consultations with the Culture Link
at Sanderson Library.
November 12, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with interested staff
members at Westview Centennial SS.
November 9, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations at Westview Centennial SS.
November 7, 2007
The Panel met with TDSB Equity Policy Advisory Committee.
November 6, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Deputy Chief Derry,
Toronto Police Service.

The Panel met with Mayor David Miller.
November 5, 2007
The Panel staff met with Mecca Keyi from the ReAct Program.

The Panel met with Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of
Ontario Human Rights Commission and Jeff Kugler, Executive
Director for OISE’s Centre for Urban Schooling.
November 2, 2007
The Panel met with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada,
Ontario Regional Workshop.
November 1, 2007
The Panel conducted a further consultation with Donna Quan,
System Superintendent – Safe Schools.
October 31, 2007
The Panel met with a retired TDSB school teacher.
October 29, 2007
The Panel conducted a focus group with Youth.
October 25, 2007
The Panel met with Youth from the “Breaking the Cycle” program.
The Panel also met with the Deputy Minister of Education.
October 23, 2007
The Panel met with the Task Force Co-ordinators on
the Model Schools for Inner City.
The Panel also conducted a focus group with Youth from
St. Stephen’s Community House.
October 17, 2007
The Panel met with school based settlement workers from Toronto.
October 11, 2007
The Panel conducted a further consultation with the former Principal of
C.W. Jefferys C.I.
October 9, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Omaida Ali, Child and
Youth Counselor, Safe Schools – SPES West TDSB and Detective
Peter Duncan, 31 Division, Toronto Police Service.
October 5, 2007
The Panel met with representatives of Respect in Action (ReAct).
October 2, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with TDSB teachers.
October 1, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Cathy McCulloch, Chair of
the Parent Council of a local high school for four years and further
consulted with Donna Quan, System Superintendent – Safe Schools.
September 27, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Mona Rozenblum and
Janis Jaffe-White of the Parent Coalition for Safe Schools, Reva Schafer
and Janis Jaffe-White of the Toronto Family Network, John Weatherup,
President of CUPE Local 4400, Dave Smith, Vice President CUPE
Local 4400, Unit D and also met with a Parent.
September 26, 2007
The Panel met with a Student.
September 24, 2007
The Panel met with Dr. Alok Mukherjee, Chair, Toronto
Police Services Board.
September 19, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Donna Quan,
System Superintendent – Safe Schools, Doug Jollife,
President, OSSTF – District 12 and Leslie Wolfe,
Vice President and Chief Negotiator, OSSTF – District 12.
September 12, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with members of the
Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against
Women and Children (METRAC).
September 10, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Professor Shelley A.M. Gavigan, Professor Janet Mosher and Professor Carl James in respect of the project, “Youth in Focus, Friends in Trouble: Justice and Access to Justice for Low Income and ‘Marginalized’ Youth.”

The Panel staff attended the Safe and Caring Schools Work Group meeting at the TDSB offices.
September 6, 2007
The Panel met with a trustee of the TDSB and with a high school principal within the TDSB.
The Panel met with members of the Sexual Assault Steering Committee. The Sexual Assault Steering Committee is a City of Toronto committee that includes members from the community, the Toronto Police Service, and the Toronto Police Services Board.
September 4 – 5, 2007
The Panel met with various TDSB trustees.
August 30, 2007
The Panel met with representatives of the Community and Legal Aid Services Programme at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
August 29, 2007
The Panel’s Interim Report was made available to the public.
August 28, 2007
The Panel delivered its Interim Report to the TDSB.
August 24, 2007
The Panel conducted a consultation with Toronto Police Services Staff Superintendents Michael Federico and Peter Sloly.
August 23, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with the former Principal, the Principal, and a teacher of C.W. Jefferys C.I. and the Chair of the Toronto District School Board Sheila Ward.
August 22, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Safe Schools Administrator Mike Hill.
August 21, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Chief Social Workers, the Executive Director of the Society for Quality Education, and a retired teacher.
August 16, 2007
The Panel conducted a consultation with a youth group and community based organizations.
List of attending organizations:
African Canadian Heritage Association
Canadian Organization of Black Lawyers
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Global African Congress
Jamaican Canadian Association
Kenyan Community in Ontario
National African Canadian Umbrella Organizing Comitee
Organization of Parents of Black Children
United Achievers
The School Community Advisory Panel will be delivering its Interim Report to the Director of the Toronto District School Board, Gerry Connelly, on August 28, 2007 rather than the planned date of August 22, 2007.

The extension was necessary to allow the Panel to gather additional data and to conduct key consultations that, due to summer holiday logistics, have yet to be completed.
August 15, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with a teacher and the Vice-Principal of C.W. Jefferys C.I.
August 14, 2007
The Panel conducted a consultation with Toronto City Councillor Joe Mihevc.
August 11, 2007
The Panel conducted public consultations at C.W. Jefferys C.I. A total of sixteen deputations were made from a wide array of individuals, including three representatives from community based organizations, the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and NDP Candidate for York West, seven parents, a guidance counsellor, a school settlement worker, a friend of Jordan Manners’ mother, and a lawyer who works extensively in the community.
August 10, 2007
The Panel conducted public consultations at C.W. Jefferys C.I. A total of seventeen deputations were made from a wide array of individuals, including six representatives from community based organizations, three TDSB trustees, a Member of Parliament, four youth, two parents, and a retired school teacher.
August 9, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with youth groups. The Panel also continued its consultation with the Chair, Vice-Chair and Former Chair of the Toronto School Administrators’ Association (TSAA).

List of attending organizations:

Canadian Training Institute – Breaking the Cycle
C.L.A.S.P. – Community and Legal Aid Services Programme
Pro Bono Law Ontario
Justice for Children and Youth
St. Stephen’s Community House

August 8, 2007
The Panel met with representatives of the Ontario Human Rights Commission regarding planning a symposium.
August 7, 2007
The Panel continued consultations with parents.
August 3, 2007
The Panel conducted consultation with TDSB trustee Nadia Bello.
August 2, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with parents, TDSB trustee Soo Wong and with the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Former Chair of the Toronto School Administrators’ Association (TSAA). The Panel also conducted consultations with community based organizations.
August 1, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with community based organizations.

(List of organizations)
July 31, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with Chief Bill Blair of Toronto Police Service, Trustee Chris Bolton, Vice Chair of the Toronto District School Board, as well as with Trustee Mari Rutka of the Toronto District School Board. The Panel also conducted a consultation with a youth group.
July 30, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with TDSB Trustees Scott Harrison and Bruce Davis.
July 27, 2007
The Panel conducted a consultation with Trustee Sheila Cary-Meagher.
July 26, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations TDSB Trustees Cathy Dandy and James Pasternak, as well as with TDSB Superintendent Verna Lister.
July 25, 2007
Consultation with community organization leaders.
July 24, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with TDSB Trustee Howard Goodman and Trustee Stephnie Payne. The Panel also met with a youth group.
July 23, 2007
The Panel conducted a consultation with the President of the Ontario Principals’ Council Lisa Vincent and the Executive Director Mike Benson.
July 19, 2007
Consultation with the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
July 18, 2007
The Panel met with Professor Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto regarding the student surveys conducted at C.W. Jefferys C.I.
July 17, 2007
The Panel conducted confidential consultations with a group of parents and a group of youth in the San Romanoway neighbourhood.
July 13, 2007
The Panel conducted consultations with community based organizations.

(List of organizations)
July 11, 2007
By correspondence dated June 27, 2007 Julian Falconer, Chair of the School Community Safety Advisory Panel wrote Gerry Connelly, Director of the Toronto District School Board seeking an extension in respect of the report deadline. By correspondence dated July 11, 2007 the Director’s office has confirmed the proposed extensions. Accordingly, the interim report of the Panel will be presented to the Director on August 22, 2007. The final report of the Panel is to be presented to the Director on September 30, 2007.

July 9, 2007
Panel conducts confidential consultations with youth groups.

July 6, 2007
Amendment to the Panel’s terms of reference.

July 5, 2007
Panel conducts confidential consultations with youth groups.

June 28 and 29, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with teachers and staff members.

June 27, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with teachers and staff members. The Panel provided a confidential interim report regarding serious allegations to the TDSB Director. The Panel attended commencement proceedings at C.W. Jefferys C.I.

June 25 and 26, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with teachers and administered the teacher and staff survey conducted by prominent criminologist and sociologist Professor Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto.

June 22, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with teachers and students.

June 21, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with teachers and students.

June 20, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with students.

June 19, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct a physical plant inspection and confidential interviews with students.

June 18, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. for presentation of the student survey conducted by prominent criminologist and sociologist Professor Scot Wortley from the University of Toronto. The Panel set up its head office at 3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 326, North York, Ontario.

June 15, 2007
The Panel attended at C.W. Jefferys C.I. to conduct confidential interviews with students.

June 14, 2007
The Panel attended student assemblies at C. W. Jefferys C.I. and a parent council meeting. Consultations commenced with those students willing to speak to the Panel on a confidential basis.

June 12, 2007
The Panel members underwent specialized training for the purposes of approaching youth and children on issues on safety and security. To this effect, Panel commenced training session with a specialist in child trauma/psychology.

June 11, 2007
The Toronto District School Board appointed a Panel to inquire into issues of safety at C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute following the tragic death of Jordan Manners. The School Community Safety Advisory Panel is to report on ways to make schools safer places for our children.

June 8, 2007
School Safety Panel presented the operating budget it anticipates will be necessary for its work. A meeting was convened with the executive of the parents school council. This has been followed by two more meetings where the Panel addressed all students personally and in which parents had been invited by written notice.

June 7, 2007
Remaining members of the Panel were confirmed and the Panel convened its first meeting of members and identified a number of action items that required immediate attention. Initial contact with the leadership at C.W. Jefferys took place including Ms. Newton-Thompson, Principal, Ms. Mitchell, Chair of the School Council and Ms. Lister, Superintendent.

June 5, 2007
Public announcement of the convening of the School Community Safety Advisory Panel (The “School Safety Panel”). Julian Falconer, Chair of the Panel advised that within one week, a brief report on the School Safety Panel’s progress on commencing implementation of its mandate as set out in its Terms of Reference.