top of page
All Hands In

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
                                                                  ~Albert Einstein

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Take Action Today! 



Children and youth should not be shamed into wearing masks.

As signers of this petition, we stand against the WRDSB trustees’ motion to have school authorities 'regularly and repeatedly' “encourage” (ie. pressure & coerce) students to wear a mask.

On Dec 12, 2022 the majority of Waterloo Region District School Board trustees voted in favour of a motion for:

The ‘encouragement’ of all students and staff ‘that are able’ to wear masks ‘whenever possible’, indoors.


Supporter of the motion, Chair of the Board, Scott Piatkowski admitted, “Unless the province or local public health imposes a mask mandate, we cannot do that ourselves.”


Presenter of the motion, Trustee Marie Snyder had to acknowledge “A board mask mandate is not supported by our local Medical Officer of Health and could potentially create hostility and divisiveness in our schools.”


Knowing that mandating masks is beyond their power they decided to use shame and coercion to force their desired outcome. “To get that six-year-old to put their mask back on.” Marie Snyder later explained.

Students should be allowed to mask if they wish but for those who are opposed to masking they should not be regularly and repeatedly left to feel they are disappointing their teachers and administrators in their schools. 


Students and families who are against masking in schools have excellent, scientific justifications (see examples at the end of this document for a few) for their choice and their choice must be honoured without pressure or manipulation.

Sign here if you stand for freedom to choose and stand against shaming of students. Sign if you think that every parent and child should be able to breathe freely without being ‘encouraged’ to do differently. Sign because you think a student should be able to wear a mask or not wear a mask but, either way, they should not be told that one option is the wrong choice. Sign because you think no student should be told that only those who are wearing a mask are doing their part to keep others safe.


Sign Here If You Agree!
Pls share who's voice you help represent:

Thank you, your voice is being recognized!

Sample research and expert opinion against masking:

1) In the December 2022 issue of Newsweek Magazine is an article written by infectious disease experts Dr. Martin Kulldorff, (PhD, epidemiologist, biostatistician, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya (MD, Ph.D., Professor of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.) These two world experts examine the existing research on masks and conclude: “For children, there is no solid scientific evidence that masks work.”

See article here: How Fauci Fooled America | Opinion (

2) In March 2021 a Danish Study was published in the journal: Annals of Internal Medicine.

The study is titled: Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers

The study is unique because it is one of the only recent studies done on masks that used a randomized control (studies currently being used to claim masks work to prevent viral spread have been lower-quality observational studies).

This Danish study found a quote: “no statistically significant difference between masking and not masking when it came to coronavirus infection.” 

3) The pro-masking claim is rooted in findings from recent observational studies (OS). OS are inferior to randomized clinical trials (RCT). The RCT is the best study design to evaluate the intended effect of an intervention like masking. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic (and the politicization and suppression of research) it was known that masks cannot prevent viral spread. Between 1946 to 2018, ten RCT were conducted on mask efficacy against viral spread. According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC): “In pooled analysis, there was no reduction in viral transmission.” This fact comes from the CDC website; it has since been blocked from public view.

Behind the Why...

When asked: 'what made you want to run for Waterloo Region District School Board Trustee?' I'm overwhelmed with reasons. My exposure to the Board and the manner in which it operates was brought about through my experience navigating concerns our family had regarding the wellbeing of our kids while mandates were in effect, and the setbacks to their education due to the decisions made at the board level.


Bringing forth these concerns resulted in futile responses. 'The educators' hands were tied.' 'The principal's hands were tied.' The WRDSB told me that they were abiding by Public Health's recommendations. When I contacted Public Health, they informed me that the measures being employed were not that of which Public Health had mandated, but rather by the School Board itself. When I continued to persist, I was advised to be a delegate before the board. Parents joined forces and as a collective, we had parents represent hundreds of concerned parents in the region. Nothing was done. Our voices were lost time and time again. More and more parents pulled their children out of the system and continue to, to this day, in search of alternative education options that meet their needs.

I was deflated to realize I had nowhere to turn with my concerns for the quality of education and wellbeing of my children in the classroom. No one was taking accountably for any of the decisions that were being made. The best answer was 'doing something is better than not doing anything'. Which the data was showing to be so far from accurate

As a parent of two elementary school children, and a taxpayer I’ve watched as matters of extreme concern to me—and thousands of other parents—be outright censored - silenced and deleted by the majority of trustees of the WRDSB and ignored by the Ministry of Education.

I watched in shock as a majority of members of our board vilified and then punished veteran teacher Carolyn Burjoski for raising valid concerns about sexually explicit materials in our elementary schools.

I witnessed in disbelief as long-time trustee Mike Ramsay was undemocratically removed from the Board by a majority of his “colleagues” for, in Mike’s words, challenging their radical agenda. Despite calls from Mike for all the details to be made public, our ‘leaders’ of the Board have refused. And to have no response from the Ministry of Education when requests that our voices also be represented by the thousands who voted for Trustee Ramsay be ignored, was telling.


I saw trustee, Cindy Watson, similarly facing outright hostility for raising the concerns of parents. Like Mike, Cindy heard from her constituents about their children being exposed to highly ideological instruction in WRDSB classrooms. Her motions asking for clarity about what’s being taught were overruled and rejected.

The Solution

This hostility and secrecy must end. The divisiveness, labeling and polarization has to stop. I will continue to work for the parents - for the people, nurture their trust and ask the hard questions to ensure that the Board is held accountable. I want healthy debate and dialogue to guide policy decision-making—the best ideas cannot rise to the top if only one set of opinions is allowed to be spoken.


I’ve seen there is a problem and, in good conscience, I need to be willing to be part of the solution. And I encourage all of you to do the same! I want us to establish trust, truth, and transparency as fundamental values on the Board. I invite you to work to ensure that even contentious issues become grist for formative conversations and collaborative action that in turn builds an education system in which all students excel. 

People Doing Great Things for The People:
(I do not monitor, and thus cannot endorse, all info provided in any of the sites below.)

Are you a person doing great things?

Other Links to Discover: 

Cris in the Media: 

bottom of page