Thelma Chalifoux was a determined, courageous, responsible, dedicated, hard working and helpful retired Senator and Metis activist who worked tirelessly on a variety of issues that affected Indigenous Peoples and women. The Cree term, Otipemisiwak, which means “being your own boss” had significant meaning to Senator Chalifoux and aligns with our Division’s 2022 - 2026 Strategic Plan and vision of Enhancing Pathways for Student Success. The updated Division Strategic Plan puts emphasis on areas such as outstanding learning opportunities, anti-racism and reconciliation, and mental health and well-being.
With the Division’s core values of accountability, collaboration, equity, and integrity as the foundation of our work, it is our responsibility to create a learning environment at Thelma Chalifoux School that promotes competencies to empower our Senators to meet the needs of a changing society, workforce and climate.
At Thelma Chalifoux, we strive to create a culture of excellence and one where every student experiences success. We work collaboratively with our school community, community agencies, and partnerships in support of outstanding learning opportunities for our Senators.