February 24, 2021 

CPCO Welcomes Annual Ontario School Survey Findings


TORONTO: The Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO) welcomes the findings of the People for Education’s 2020/21 Annual Ontario School Survey and the attention it brings to the challenges administrators face during the pandemic.

“The People for Education’s report validates what we are consistently hearing from our members, that Principals and Vice-Principals are working past the point of exhaustion and we are concerned for their mental and physical health,” said Blaine MacDougall, CPCO’s President.

“Our members are facing an ever-increasing workload that requires them to rapidly implement and enforce health and safety protocols, navigate ongoing staff shortages and consistently take on new responsibilities with minimal notice - in addition to their existing duties running schools whether virtually, face-to-face or in a hybrid environment.”

“We thank the People for Education for bringing attention to the challenges that Principals are overcoming, every day, to safely and successfully operate our schools during the pandemic.”

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CPCO represents 2,100 Catholic Principals and Vice-Principals, who lead over 1,300 schools in 29 Catholic district school boards in Ontario.  

For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:   

Hannah Yakobi 
Marketing & Communications Manager 
Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO)  
416-948-2726 (cell)