February 12, 2021 

CPCO Statement on March Break 


TORONTO: Please find below the statement from the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario (CPCO) on the decision to delay March Break.

“We can appreciate that for many Principals, Vice-Principals, staff and students, today's news was bittersweet. This pandemic has required us to make ongoing sacrifices in the name of public health to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and we have worked well beyond the point of exhaustion,” said Blaine MacDougall, CPCO’s President. 

“We recognize that many of us were hoping for a break sooner than later. While we are encouraged by the Minister’s recognition of our efforts through his commitment to keeping a break in April, we continue to be very concerned about the mental health of our students, Principals, Vice-Principals and all education workers in Ontario.”

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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)