School Boards To Review Mascots, Logos

Education Ministry Asked For Review

A letter from the Education Ministry has school board reconsidering mascots. The Simcoe County District School Board confirms they got a letter from the Ministry, asking that school team names, logos, and mascots be reviewed, and address anything that could be seen as offensive. The board told us this morning it is working with its First Nations Advisory Boards to review everything, but add while a review already took place several years ago, it never hurts to take a second look. The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board tells us it conducted a review of all its mascots, teams, and logos several months ago. The Catholic Board says no issues were found at the time, but will conduct another review now, at the Ministry’s request.