Dear Parents,

We are all aware that last spring our community suffered through a very difficult situation regarding former employee Steven Campbell that impacted us all. At the time, I promised to keep you apprised as the situation developed, which is why I am writing you today. I hope that by offering this update, I can spare some of the anxiety that any media attention may create.

My update concerns the fact that we have learned that Mr. Campbell will be in court tomorrow and we expect that he will enter a guilty plea, with sentencing to follow in August. While I am not privy to any further details regarding tomorrow’s proceedings, I am sure that it will be a very difficult day for affected families, and our community at large.

Last spring, Mr. Campbell’s actions and the media attention that it drew to our community understandably caused us all a lot of distress. We expect that Mr. Campbell’s appearance in court tomorrow may attract further media attention. While I have been informed that the publication ban will remain in effect to protect the identity of those affected, I expect that MCRC could still be referenced in the media, as it was in the past. We are well prepared to manage any media attention that may arise in order to minimize the impact on children and families.

As a community, our thoughts continue to be with those most directly affected by Campbell’s actions, particularly on a day like tomorrow.

At MCRC, our goal is to continue to ensure a quality environment where your children can play, learn and thrive.

Thank you again to those of you that provided words of encouragement and constructive advice over the last year, and throughout this difficult situation.

If you have any questions or would like to be in touch with me directly, please do not hesitate to reach out. I can be reached at rebeccab@mcrc.on.ca or at 905-876-1244 x211.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Barrows-Vrankulj
Executive Director, MCRC

 

 

 




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