From October 2 to the 27, in honour of their 20th anniversary, Ontario’s eight French-language catholic school boards, in collaboration with l’Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques, organized a province-wide appreciation tour throughout October.

From Red Lake to Ottawa, from Pain Court to Nakina; the Tour allowed Ontario’s eight French-language catholic school boards to thank and congratulate 18 individuals that truly make a difference within their school community.

Throughout October, Ontario’s eight French-language catholic school boards shared photos and videos of their province-wide Appreciation Tour through social media. Worried that you missed out? Here’s a recap showcasing all of the Tour’s highlights!

Rosita Desroches

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

From one generation to the next

All students and staff members benefit greatly from the relationship between l’École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Croix and the Rendezvous Lafontaine, a bilingual residence for senior citizens. Rosita Desroches, its director, has over the years crafted many intergenerational projects to help students learn and develop useful skills.

Rosita Desroches, ever devoted to everyone’s well being, and the Rendezvous Lafontaine are both very important to this rural community.

Mélanie-Rose Frappier

Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon

Future knowledge holder

After graduating from Sudbury’s Sacré-Cœur school, this young woman became devoted to her community and constantly manages to enrich the lives of everyone around her. Proud of her francophone, catholic and Métis heritage, Mélanie-Rose is a young leader worthy of recognition.