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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Human Rights and Race Relations
At the 19th annual meeting of the the Human Rights and Race Relations Centre, Jean Vanier was awarded the trophy for submitting the most entries in the essay contest. The theme each year encompasses equity, and this year, the challenge was to write about “Five ways to control bullying in schools”. Of the five first-prize winners, one was Sarah Alex from Cardinal Leger, a grade 6 student who won second place.
The Human Rights and Race Relations Centre conducted its 19th Annual Awards on March 27, 2014 and the programme was hosted by sponsor Eli Lilly Canada in their company’s auditorium.
The purpose of the Awards is to provide elementary and secondary students with an opportunity to express themselves, via a 500 word essay, on a specific topic that speaks to equity and inclusion in Canada and beyond. This year’s topic is: FIVE WAYS TO CONTROL BULLYING IN SCHOOLS.
Winning entries are divided into the following categories: a) Five (5) First Prize Winners, each awarded $100 cash prize b) Two (2) Second Prize Winners, each awarded $50 cash prize  c) Two (2) Second Prize Winners in the Junior Category, each awarded $50 cash prize. In addition, the school that submits the most essay entries is awarded the Director’s Trophy, an award created by the HRRRC during the tenure of TCDSB former Director of Education – Kevin Kobus.