Terms and Conditions

The following outlines the terms and conditions for all visitors interacting with and using the official Schools First Initiative website. The use of this Website assumes full acceptance of these Terms and Conditions, as well as the Privacy Policy.

Cookies and other Data Collected


To protect the privacy of our users, Schools First is separating from the status-quo and is not collecting cookies on our site.

However, the Schools First website may also include portions that allow for voluntary submission of material, be it through pledges, survey questions, documents, images, and any other potential exchange of information. Where anonymity is not guaranteed (i.e., potentially identifying information is requested or submitted), the Schools First website will provide the option for the material to be posted anonymously or with an identifier. Any data voluntarily submitted on the Website becomes a record of the Schools First databases, and can be used for marketing or outreach purposes related to any specific Program or Initiative launched under Schools First. This information will therefore be owned by the School Board Trustees responsible for Schools First. By submitting any data, you, the User, agrees with the above statements.

License and Material on Schools First Website


The Schools First Initiative, and its internal licensors, are the owners of the intellectual property rights of images, written information, logos, vector art, and any other information or material seen on this Website. All intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may:

  • View, send, or print pages from this Website for personal uses so long as those uses are not in breach of these Terms and Conditions, as well as the Privacy Policy, and provide the appropriate credit to Schools First.


You may not:

  • Use the material or information provided on this Website for profit or other corporate purposes.

  • Reproduce or duplicate information provided on this Website without prior consent and clear and appropriate credit to the Schools First Initiative

  • Otherwise utilize the material posted on this Website in a manner that is misleading or may cause damage, either direct or indirect, to the Schools First initiative, its brand, its message, or any of its affiliates.

Content and Material


If you find any piece of information on our Website or any external Website connected to Schools First that is misleading, wrong, or objectionable, we require that you contact us about this. We endeavor to ensure all information is correct and appropriate to our best knowledge, but do not guarantee its accuracy, nor do we commit to ensuring all Website material is kept up-to-date.


We have no responsibility or liability for any content related to Schools First appearing on any forum or platform outside our Website. By posting, writing, or creating independent content about Schools First, you agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based on that shared information. No content may appear in any forum that may be interpreted as libelous or otherwise violates any third-party rights. 


Other Clauses


The Schools First Initiative is very cautious in maintaining its online presence. We reserve the right to request that anyone remove all links and/or material from our Website as per our discretion. By using our Website, you agree to immediately remove such information upon request.


The Schools First Initiative reserves the right to amend its Terms of Conditions or Privacy Policy as necessary, publicly stating its changes. Continuing to visit our Website acts as an acceptance of any changes made.


Legal Disclaimer


To the maximum extent permitted by the Law, we exclude all representations, warranties, and conditions relating to this Website. Nothing will:

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;

  • limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

  • limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or

  • exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.


To the extent that the Website and the information are provided free of charge to the User, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

The SchoolsFirst Initiative is an initiative launched by John McCrea, the Trustee from Ward 5 in the Upper Canada District School Board. Its goal is to create a community of like-minded leaders on a set of common goals to push forward a positive change in our Ontario Education system. Join John in supporting our students.

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