Westview Freedom Academy has been honoured by the Windsor-Essex YMCA with its Peace Medal. The YMCA celebrates Peace Week each November across Canada by recognizing groups, individuals or organizations for their peace-building efforts in their communities. Westview FA was endorsed for welcoming new Canadian students to an environment that promotes and fosters inclusion and diversity.
Principal Dave Scaddan accepted the award, on behalf of the school at the YMCA's annual Peace Breakfast. "Teaching and modelling inclusion and a respect for diversity can create more peaceful communities," he says. " This honour is primarily due to the efforts and communal spirit of our students witnessed daily in our building."
The Peace Medal will now reinforce that spirit. It will be displayed in the Westview F.A.'s main hallway along with the award certificates for all to see.