Doing What’s Best for Kids

FMPSD and FMCSD Joint Statement on Protests

Posted on: News Release

(Fort McMurray, AB, September 20, 2023) Fort McMurray Catholic School Division (FMCSD) and Fort McMurray Public School Division (FMPSD) continue demonstrating their unwavering commitment towards diversity, inclusion, and equity within the schools and the entire community. We stand behind our goal of ensuring a safe and supportive environment for all students, staff and families where everyone feels welcome, included and valued.

We recognize the right of peaceful protest and assembly, a fundamental right guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

We acknowledge that building an inclusive and diverse school atmosphere is a continuous effort that requires collective commitment, and we are dedicated to this journey. Our schools provide a platform for promoting dialogue, understanding and respect towards diversity, and we continuously work towards enabling a culturally responsive curriculum.

All individuals, regardless of their cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, and other demographic characteristics, are welcomed and valued in our schools.

For additional information, contact:


Momin Syed Megan McKenny
Communication Coordinator  Communications Director
Fort McMurray Public School Division  Fort McMurray Catholic Schools
780-880-7666      780-799-5700