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Corporate Communications
Corporate Communications

Reporting to the Director of Education, Corporate Communications acts as the first line of contact between the Board and its many stakeholder groups.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate and support the exchange of clear, accurate information about Board issues and activities: 

  1. among schools, employees, trustees, bargaining agents, school councils, parents, volunteers and other groups within the York Region education community
  2. between the Board and its stakeholder groups in the community at large


School and Community Relations
  • Board website development and maintenance
  • Coordination of school websites
  • School newsletter inserts
  • Local event planning / support
  • Representing Director's Office at school and community events
  • Internal conference, forum and meeting coordination
  • Communications training
Media Relations
  • News releases (writing / editing / distribution)
  • Respond and/or coordinate response to routine news media inquiries
  • Media advice / consultation for superintendents, principals, school administrators and specialists
  • Letters to the editor
  • Crisis communications
  • News conferences
  • Publicity
  • Media training
Corporate Communications
  • Board communications policy
  • Visual identity
  • Publishing standards
  • Internal and external communications
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Executive speech writing
  • Corporate event planning
  • Official protocol
  • Liaise with other jurisdictions
Issues Management
  • Incident reporting
  • Communications planning
  • Research / information sourcing
  • Issue notes / position papers
  • Coordinated calendar of events
  • Daily news clippings

Contact Us

If you would like further information, or require assistance in one of the activities listed above, please do not hesitate to contact any staff member from Corporate Communications:

The Education Centre - Aurora
60 Wellington Street West, Box 40
Aurora, ON L4G 3H2


Jamie Bennett
Communications Assistant 
ext. 2272
Erin Bain
Communications Specialist
ext. 2520
Dale Brusselers
Communications Specialist
ext. 2521

Dawn Clayden
Assistant Manager
ext. 2913
Christina Choo-Hum
ext. 2527
Licinio Miguelo
Senior Manager
ext. 2340



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