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Last year, the federal government enacted Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) which prohibits the sending of commercial e-mail to people who have not consented to receive it.

Unfortunately, their definition of “commercial” is broad enough so that it could be interpreted to include any messages from the school that promote, advertise or offer for sale anything including: school pictures, yearbooks, uniforms, food programs, event tickets or entry fees, fundraising events or items, or similar events or offers to sell goods and services.

Last year we continued using our old mailing list, but excluded such messages from our regular e-mail newsletters.

This year, we have decided to build a new, compliant mailing list from scratch, and the TDSB has determined that this requires a signed E-mail Consent Form from every individual who wishes to receive e-mail from the school.

These forms were sent home today with your children, but you can also download a copy from here. If you wish to receive the full weekly newsletter by e-mail, make sure to tick I consent to receive commercial e-mails. If not, you can still read everything on the Fern Notice Board, which is not bound by CASL.

If you joined our mailing list on or before September 29, 2015, you still need to fill out an E-mail Consent Form. We will be discontinuing the old mailing list in the near future.

We will only ever use your e-mail address to send out messages related to Fern Avenue Public School and the surrounding community. We never sell or lend our mailing list to third-parties.

Roy Schulze
Communications Committee

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