b'\x03 \x03Meanwhile, several initiatives stemming from the recommendations were put forward in 2021-22. A pilot projectThe June 12, 2020 Supreme Court of Canada decision in British Columbia confirms that children of the aimed at recruiting teachers trained in France was launched by the Ministry. ACPO actively participates in thislinguistic minority across the province must benefit from an educational experience that is substantively project and its international recruitment strategy. The government also launched an accelerated Technologicalequivalent to that of children of the majority. This ruling represents the biggest breakthrough in the area of Education teacher training program, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa. It should be recalled thatFrench-language education in minority settings since the creation of French-language school boards. such training had been unavailable in French for over 7 years, despite the Ontario governments launch of aIn light of the ruling, ACPO has undertaken a long-term project that will allow it to position public French-skilled trades training strategy in 2019. For years now, ACPO has been alerting policy makers to the need tolanguage education very favourably for generations to come. offer this training in French once again, and it would seem that the advocacy has finally paid off. University by, for and with Francophones in Northern Ontario Professional Development In 2021-22, the offer of ongoing training for school trustees and student trustees was enhanced by Lunch &An enhanced offering of French-language educational programs and services, from early childhood through to Learn sessions addressing timely topics, such as the modernisation of the Official Languages Act, remotepostsecondary, is essential for the sustainability of Francophone communities in Ontario. Following the learning, the influence of social media, mental health, the labour relation process and numeric literacy. Theseelimination of French-language programs at Laurentienne University, ACPO has expressed its support for the sessions complemented the talks and workshops offered in January as part of the Public Educationcreation of a university by, for and with Francophones in the Greater Sudbury area. All Francophone students Symposium organized in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA). Despite theshould have access to nearby French-language postsecondary and university education that offers a range of fact the Symposium was held virtually, a great number of school trustees and education partners attended ourcourses that is as comprehensive as possible. full day of conferences and trainings. Labour Relations and Collective BargainingInclusive Work and Learning EnvironmentsACPO supports its school boards in the implementation of centrally bargained agreements on an ongoing ACPO proceeded with the establishment of a committee on diversity and inclusion in order to create a forumbasis and is now getting ready to start the next round of bargaining as current collective agreements expire at for discussing issues that are fundamental to public school boards mission and vision, while allowing thethe end of August. Association to share centrally available information on these same issues, always with a view to helping school boards access centrally available resources without needlessly duplicating their efforts.In December 2021, 18 months after the start of the discussion process, a central agreement was reached at the school principals and vice-principals table. The discussions involved the 3 provincial principals Political Influence and Strategic Alliancesassociations, the 4 school board associations, and the Crown. Over 40 days were devoted to direct discussion and preparation to ensure the success of the process. The agreement reached was satisfactory to all parties ACPO is redoubling its efforts to expand its political influence in order to seek allies within the government,involved, and is to be ratified during the first months of 2022. among members of Parliament and key stakeholders in Education and Francophonie. ACPOs two-day advocacy event in January 2022 was part of its government relations strategy. Less than 5 months before the Provincial Election in Ontario, ACEPOs Chair and our school board chairs and vice-chairsACPO looks forward to its continued collaboration with CSBA and its members to achieve the best were able to secure 12 virtual meetings with mpps holding provincial portfolios, including ministers,possible outcomes for students across the land. parliamentary assistants and critics, in Education, Colleges & Universities, Labour and Francophone Affaires. At each meeting, ACPO reiterated its priorities, including the recognition of the pivotal role of School Board Trustees in education.Thanks to the approach taken in presenting key priorities, ACPO obtained the support of new allies who have offered their help and support in taking these key files forward.Maintaining Virtual Learning Under the Management of School Boards Since the governments announcement in July 2020 to entrust the mandate of on-line learning to the Groupe Mdia TFO, ACPO, together with the Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC) and the Conseil ontarien des directions de lducation de langue franaise (CODELF), are calling for respect of Francophones constitutional rights. During multiple meetings held over the past 2 years, ACPO has continued to demonstrate an openness to collaborating with the Ministry to find a solution that respects these rights. In an effort to avoid reinventing the wheel and to achieve economies of scale, the model proposed by ACPO and AFOCSC would rely on the seasoned teams from Centre franco and the French-Language Virtual Learning Consortium of Ontario (CAVLFO), and on a partnership with TFO to enhance the production of digital content. Though the on-line learning file is not yet resolved, ACPO remains steadfast in its willingness to find a solution that meets the needs of students attending French-language schools, while respecting Francophones right to manage their schools.School Infrastructure acpo | 2 / 3acpo | 3 / 3 23 24'