Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism Community Survey

On June 15 2020, District Council directed staff to explore ways to promote inclusion, celebrate diversity, ensure equity and combat systemic racism in Muskoka. The resulting project has been branded as the IDEA Project (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Racism).

To better understand the nature and scope of IDEA issues in Muskoka, the District is launching a Community IDEA Survey. This survey is the first step in a series of community engagement activities which will allow all residents to share their experiences, thoughts and concerns. In turn, this information will provide the basis for a Community IDEA Action Plan.

As a visitor, year-round or seasonal resident of Muskoka, you will be asked to share your experiences and thoughts on what is needed to create a more inclusive community.

It should take approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the survey and at the end you can choose to be entered to win one of four $100 gift cards. This survey will be open until November 30.

Please share this survey with your colleagues, friends, family and other contacts. Your support in amplifying the District’s outreach efforts will be appreciated. The more information we gather the clearer our path forward!

To access the Community IDEA Survey

For more information on the District’s IDEA Project, please go to Engage Muskoka at

Many thanks,

Tina Kilbourne B.Soc.Sc, M.A.
CIU Team Lead
The District Municipality of Muskoka
70 Pine Street, Bracebridge, ON P1L 1N3
Phone: (705) 645-2412 x4308
Fax: (705) 645-4272

BMLSS Gr 12 Parents – What’s after Graduation?

Believe it or not, graduation will be upon us before we know it. Here are some things that are happening, and some important bits of information, to help our graduates prepare for life after BMLSS:

  1. 1-on-1 meetings are taking place with all graduating students to discuss pathway choices and how to start navigating this complex world. These meetings will continue throughout the remainder of the school year.
  2. Weekly emails are being sent to all Grade 12 students. These weekly bulletins have important information about virtual tours, recruitment sessions, and how to apply to post-secondary institutions.
  3. Ontario Colleges (OCAS) are now accepting applications. Go to to start your application.
  4. PIN numbers have been handed out to students considering applying to University (OUAC). Go to to start your application.
  5. There will be an Apprenticeship night hosted by TLDSB on Nov. 24th. See information below.
  6. We have created a NEW section for our Grade 12s on our school website. It can be found under the Guidance tab. It’s labelled “Grade 12 — Next steps”. Information about moving to the Workplace, Life Skills Program, Apprenticeships and more.  
  7. Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards folder has been created for students to access from their shared Student Resources Google Drive. Students should read through each application’s information to see which they may be eligible for.
  8. Students part of Life Skills Program will be connected to Adult Community Supports and Services — details to come in the Life Skills Program section of the BMLSS website.
  9. If you have any questions please email [email protected] (for students whose last names begin with A-K) or [email protected] (for students whose last names begin with L-Z), and [email protected] (for Specialized Services).