Back to school plans for students across Canada in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 in Canada
COVID-19 in Canada

With the start of the school year drawing ever-closer, many parents and students are anxious about what the return to the classroom will look like for them. We’ve got a roundup of some of the back-to-school plans that have been released.


  • Masks are mandatory for all students in Grade 5 and up when not in a classroom, including on school transportation like buses, or public transit.

  • Each classroom will be its own bubble, and students will not be required to socially distance from classmates.

  • Students who are not in the same class must maintain one metre of social distance.

  • A distance of two metres must be maintained at all times between students and school staff. The exception is Kindergarten, where social distancing will not be required.

  • All children in elementary and secondary schools are expected to return to the classroom in September, with exceptions made for

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Canada Goose Makes Inroads in Footwear With New GM Hire, D&I Shake-Up at Nike + More

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July 28, 2020: Kellie Leonard, Nike Inc.’s chief diversity and inclusion officer for the past two years, has stepped down. Felicia Mayo, who joined Nike a year ago from Tesla, will lead a newly formed team as chief talent, diversity and culture officer, CEO John Donahoe announced in an internal memo Monday. In addition, noted Donahoe, Julie Fuller, VP of talent and org effectiveness, has accepted an opportunity outside the company. The two departures, suggested Nike’s chief, have precipitated an opportunity for the brand to create a cultural shift, specifically combining its Talent and D&I functions.

July 28, 2020: Canada Goose acquired Baffin in November 2018 to make inroads in footwear, and today the Toronto-based company made more strides in the category. Adam Meek has been tapped as its GM of footwear and accessories, a new role at Canada Goose.

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