Glendale Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada is the first Secondary Language Friendly School of Canada. This was celebrated with a flag raising ceremony on the 21st of February, the International Mother Language Day.
The achievement was recognized by Mr Chad Collins, Member of Parliament:
Congratulations to @Glendale_HWDSB on your achievement as the first Language Friendly Secondary School in North America. The LFS designation is given to schools where all languages spoken by students, parents and staff are welcomed & valued. Go Bears! 🐻#hamont pic.twitter.com/0hWHnTvPwW
— Chad Collins (@ChadCollinsMP) March 9, 2023
We are happy to welcome Glendale to our global network of over 25 Language Friendly Schools worldwide who celebrate language diversity and cultural inclusion.
Glendale is the 5th Secondary Language Friendly School in the world, with other secondary schools located in the Netherlands and Saba (Dutch Caribbean).
Read more: Glendale Language Friendly School Portrait