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Two SCDSB Students Named to Minister's Student Advisory Council

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Pictured from left to right - MMA student TiCarra Paquet, Minister of Education Liz Sandals, and St. Ben's student Laura Rinaldi

June 17, 2015 - The Sudbury Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that two SCDSB secondary students have been selected to be a part of the Minister's Student Advisory Council- TiCarra Paquet from Marymount Academy and Laura Rinaldi from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School.

According to the Ministry of Education's press release, “Students who serve on the Minister's Advisory Council have many responsibilities. The council meets with (Minister of Education Liz Sandals) twice during the terms and each member is required to participate in at least one regional student forum.

The council also provides:
- ongoing student perspectives, advice, recommendations, and consultations on the Ministry of Education's policies, programs and practices;
- advice and feedback on the activities more specifically related to the ministry's student engagement activities; and
- feedback on student-focused communication strategies and products, such as websites, brochures, pamphlets and video clips.
Council members also have many opportunities for leadership and skills development. During their term they learn about strategic planning and the formation of government policy, programs and practices. They also use on-line surveys and other communication strategies to engage their peers and raise awareness about programs and services available for Ontario students.”

Jody Cameron, Chair of the Board states, “On behalf of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board, we would like to congratulate both TiCarra and Laura for showing initiative and leadership, and we know that they will make us proud representing the voice of our students and our board provincially.”

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