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Vanier Catholic Secondary School

This school is named after Georges Vanier who became Governor General of Canada on September 15, 1959. His years in office were unusually turbulent and unsettling but his obvious interest in the poor and the humble, in the problems of young people and in the condition of the family won him the admiration and affection of Canadians.

This is a catholic secondary school.

Their statement of values and beliefs states:

We believe that parents and guardians, students, teachers, administrators, and the Catholic community are the key contributors to Catholic education. All work together for the emotional, intellectual, moral, physical, social and spiritual development of the whole child. Values taught by example empower and support children for a lifetime of learning and participation in their own community and the global community.

These values include:

Vanier Catholic Secondary School also operates Riverfront School.

VCSS is a Grade 8 to 12 school serving 372 students. There are between 5 and 8 students at Riverfront.

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Vanier Catholic Secondary School - School Food Program

VCSS has a cafeteria and any student who has forgotten their lunch or was unable to bring one can get a lunch coupon to take to the cafeteria. In addition any student can come to the school office at any time to get an apple or other snack to help them get through the day.

Riverfront School has food available at all times for its students.

The Principal says:

“Vanier Catholic Secondary has benefitted from the Yukon Food for Learning program for many years. Whether a student needs a quick snack or is unable to bring an adequate lunch each day, it is reassuring for the school staff to know that they are able to be fed. We have been fortunate to be able to partner with our school’s cafeteria operator to develop processes where students can easily, but discreetly, be able to obtain a hot, nutritious lunch when required. In addition, several teachers ensure that “snack baskets” are available to any students who need extra food to simply grab what they need. The numbers of students who require the support of this program has been increasing at our school each year and we are grateful for the financial support.”

The funding that the school receives from Yukon Food for Learning Association is provided by Yukon Health and Social Services.

Thank you!

Yukon Health