WELCOMING UKRAINIANS CHILDREN AT EBNDS

ÉCOLE BILINGUE NOTRE-DAME DE SION
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Approved Unanimously on April 6, 2022

WHEREAS, over two million children have fled Ukraine to escape war;

WHEREAS, the Ukrainian refugee crisis is the largest refugee crisis in Europe since
World War II;

WHEREAS, the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Sion has welcomed students into
its school from all levels of society and from all religions ever since its founding by Fr.
Theodore Ratisbonne in 1842;

WHEREAS, the mission of École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion is to offer an education

based on diversity, openness, and respect that inspires students to help others and act with
compassion;

WHEREAS, opening the doors of École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion to refugee children
furthers the mission of the school and enriches the entire Sion community;

WHEREAS, École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion has resources and capacity to help
refugee children;

THEREFORE, BE IT

RESOLVED, that the Director of Admissions of École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion be,

and hereby is, authorized to enroll up to twenty refugee children as full-time students;

RESOLVED, that École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion cover the full cost of tuition of

these students for the entirety of their education at École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion;

RESOLVED, that École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion cover the full cost of summer camp
at Camp Yopi on École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion’s campus for up to twenty refugee
children; and,

RESOLVED, that École bilingue Notre-Dame de Sion provide resources to help support
refugees and all families affected by war in our immediate and extended community.

 

Amanda Farrugia with Elias on CJAD (Audio):

 

2022-04-06 EBNDS – Board Resolution – Welcoming Refugee Children

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