b'With Mary-Ann Zauhar Hiscock as Project Manager and Brigitte Cyr, as database expert, we received an overview of the national Message from the President French Teacher Database work, which is the first at this national perspective and is foundational to quantitative data to collabora-tively address the French teacher shortage. You can read more about this work further in this issue of the report.I am pleased to share this years annual report, marking the end of another remarkable year inI would like to thank the board of directors, Vice President Carolyn Broady, and our committee and work team members for the the world, in the education system, and for the CSBA. The end of the school year is a time ofprogress that has been made during my terms, along with the leadership provided by Executive Director Nancy Pynch-Worthylake. celebration for educators, students, families, administrators and trustees. As an elected schoolShe has been invaluable to the board and the association, and I know the board is in good hands. board member, I have always enjoyed the opportunity to share in these milestones and watchAs my time as President comes to a close, I look back on the incredible work that has been accomplished by our members, and the students graduate to begin new chapters in their lives. This year I will also be starting a newwork still to be done, much of which is included in this report. I am excited to see what lies ahead for our association, and I know chapter as Past-President of the CSBA. It has been an absolute honour and privilege to servethe board will continue to grow the legacy of strong governance in support of public education in Canada. Thank you for youras President for the past four years. I have seen incredible dedication to students and publicsupport, and for all you do on behalf of students every day.education across the country and have great confidence in the many supporters andchampions going forward. Yours in education,An excellent example of this dedication and commitment was how the education community responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic created unprecedented circumstancesLaurie Frenchthat saw students learning from home, adults working from home, and people in generalstaying close to home. The pandemic shone a light on many inadequacies in society, including education. It was a glaring reminder of the importance of accessibility for our communities, and the critical role schools play for students and families. If we ever needed a reminder as to the impact education, schools, teachers and school staff makes on students, this was it.Message de la prsidenteThroughout the pandemic, our Board of Directors has continued to meet primarily online. In May, 2022 we were able to meet in person when resuming our third annual Education Advocacy event with various government leaders in Ottawa. These meetingsCest un plaisir pour moi de partager le rapport annuel 2021-22, qui marque la fin dune autre anne remarquable dans le not only afford us the opportunity to come together and learn, and highlight shared education priorities, but also to highlight themonde, dans le systme dducation et pour lACCCS. La fin de lanne scolaire est un temps de rjouissance pour le personnel valuable work being done by trustees in their local communities, all the way up to the national level with CSBA. I am proud of thedenseignement, les lves, les familles, les administrateurs et les lu.e.s scolaires. En qualit de conseillre scolaire, jai toujours work that continues to be done by our membership and support staff. The Executive Committee continues to meet regularly as theapprci loccasion de contribuerces jalons et de voir les lves recevoir leur diplme avant damorcer une nouvelle tape ongoing monitoring and follow up on board decisions is an essential component to advance the work of the organization. I want tode leur vie. Je commence aussi un nouveau chapitre cette anne,titre de prsidente sortante de lACCCS. Ce fut pour moi un acknowledge the work of Vice-President Carolyn Broady and the effective working relationship with our executive director. grand honneur et un privilge de sigerla prsidence ces quatre dernires annes. Jai t tmoin dun dvouementI was pleased to connect with several provincial association general meetings and conferences this year, and I am very proud of theexceptionnel envers les lves et lenseignement public aux quatre coins du pays et les nombreux supporteurs et champions de governance leadership demonstrated by publicly elected school board trustees throughout Canada. lavenir ont toute ma confiance. The CSBA continues to advance the priorities set out in the 2022-2025 strategic plan. Committees and work teams are developingLa rponse de la communaut de lducation facela pandmie de la COVID-19 constitue un excellent exemple de cegoals, actions and measures within their mandates to act on the priorities. Updates on the work are included in the annual report,dvouement et de cet engagement. Les circonstances sans prcdent cres par la pandmie ont port les lvesfaire and I hope you find the advancements as inspiring as I have. While there remains much to do, the progress on several key nationallapprentissagedistance, les adultestravaillerdomicile et les gens en gnralrester prs de chez eux. Ayant mis en lumire initiatives is encouraging. The Board of Directors will seek feedback from our membership on the four strategic planning priorityde nombreuses insuffisances de la socit, dont lducation, la pandmie fut un rappel criant de limportance de laccessibilit areas at the upcoming 2022 Gathering and Congress. pour nos communauts et du rle critique que jouent les coles dans la vie des lves et des familles. Si on avait besoin dunrappel de limpact de lducation, des coles, des enseignants et du personnel scolaire sur les lves, nous lavons eu.Advocacy continued to be a central focus of my work as President. I have made myself available for interviews and submitted lettersTout au long de la pandmie, notre conseil dadministration a continu de se rencontrer principalement en ligne. En mai 2022, and opinion pieces reflecting the work of member associations. I am very saddened and deeply concerned with the elimination ofnous avons pu nous runir en personne avec la reprise de notre troisime Activit de sensibilisationlducation auprs de arms length support to the New Brunswick District Education Councils (DEC) in the midst of their reported consultation. I want todivers dirigeants du gouvernementOttawa. En plus de nous permettre de nous rassembler et dapprendre, et de souligner les personally and on behalf of the Board, thank Stacey Brown for her leadership and for her consistent positive contributions to CSBApriorits communes en matire dducation, ces rencontres mettent en valeur le prcieux travail accompli par les lu.e.sand its priorities. We have worked with DEC President Joe Peterson along with the Francophone sector, to provide advocacy sup- scolaires dans leur collectivit locale et jusquau niveau national par lACCCS. Je suis fire du travail accompli par nos membres et port. Never has it been more important for Trustees to serve with integrity and advocate strategically in partnership. notre personnel de soutien. Le Comit excutif continue de se rencontrer rgulirement, la surveillance et le suivi continus des The board participated in an Indigenous Education session facilitated by Daniel Brant and Associates, our lead to advance this keydcisions du conseil dadministration savrant une composante essentielle du progrs des dossiers de lAssociation. Je tienswork, where Presidents and Executive Directors shared their experiences, advancements, and challenges at the provincial level,souligner le travail de la vice-prsidente Carolyn Broady ainsi que la relation de travail efficace avec notre directrice gnrale.and the collaborative work at the CSBA level. Daniel and his team will use the information from the discussions to identify priorities,Je suis heureuse davoir participplusieurs assembles gnrales et congrs dassociations provinciales cette anne et je suis goals, and actions for the CSBA, in support of member associations. This, along with work to develop accountability agreements trs fire du leadership en matire de gouvernance dont les conseillers et commissaires scolaires publiquement lus font preuve between boards and Indigenous communities, and the launch of a new annual award to recognize excellence in Indigenous dans lensemble du Canada.education, will continue to prioritize this complex and necessary work. I am proud of the continued advancement of our Anti-Racism initiative and the leadership and support of the Centre for EducationalLACCCS continue de promouvoir les priorits tablies dans le plan stratgique 2022-2025. Les comits et les quipes deResearch, Collaboration, & Development (CERCD)/ University of Regina Faculty of Education. The first deliverable - materials callingtravail sontdfinir des objectifs, actions et mesures dans le cadre de leur mandat afin dagir sur les priorits. Le rapport annuel for increased diversity of candidates in upcoming school board elections, was provided to you and is available on our website. Wecontient des misesjour de ces travaux et jespre que vous serez aussi inspirs par les progrs que je le suis. Bien quil reste hope that you have distributed and promoted the materials widely, particularly in jurisdictions where elections are pending. It is sobeaucoupfaire, les progrs raliss dans plusieurs initiatives nationales cls sont encourageants. Le conseil dadministrationimportant that we continue our efforts to truly invite and welcome diverse groups who are not historically involved in governancesollicitera les commentaires des membres quant aux quatre axes prioritaires du plan stratgique lors du prochain Congrs etactivities and the education system to truly achieve meaningful change.Rassemblement 2022.I am excited about the progress being made on the Putting Data to Work- Faisons parler les donnes initiative.La sensibilisation est reste au cur de mon travail de prsidente. Je me suis rendue disponible pour des entrevues et jai achemin des lettres et des articles dopinion qui refltent les travaux des associations membres. Je suis attriste et pro-3 4'