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Vow of (Silence)

On November 30th, young people around the world were ‘silent’ for 1 to 24 hours in solidarity with children who are being silenced by poverty and exploitation. The Vow of (Silence) is a Free The Children initiative that is meant to attract as much attention as possible to raise awareness and create real social change. Richland students, staff and Faculty took part in the campaign for a third consecutive year to ‘take a stand’ for children’s well-being worldwide and give a voice to the millions of children around the world whose basic rights have not been upheld.

Holiday Charity Initiatives

This holiday season, the Richland community is helping to make a difference!

We recently participated in the Out-of-the-Cold drive, where we collected gently used coats, scarves, winter hats, mitts, boots and snow-pants under our ‘Giving Tree’ for local Richmond Hill families. We are also supporting the Family Giving Program, ‘Holiday Heroes,’ where each school division is collecting new donations to support 3 York Region families. These projects are an extension of Richland’s ongoing commitment to community service.

‘Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club’ Calendar

The Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club, Canada’s first women-only boxing club, presents a 2012 calendar in support of Shape Your Life. The calendar features 12 powerful images of Toronto’s toughest female boxers, including Richland Academy’s Grade 5/6 Teacher, Megan Cooney.

The calendars are being sold at $20 each with part of the proceeds going toward Shape Your Life, a recreational boxing program for female and trans survivors of violence.