Support the Jeffrey E. Mann Landing: a civic space in Toronto to honour a great teacher.

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Jeffrey E. Mann, who passed away in September 2016, was an extraordinary teacher who inspired hundreds of students at Deer Park Public School in Toronto, Ontario.  In more than a decade at Deer Park, Mr. Mann led an athletics program that earned numerous championship banners in a wide variety of sports.  His contribution to life in the community went far beyond victories: he motivated each individual student he taught to improve themselves and to live life to its fullest.  Mr. Mann helped raise thousands of dollars for charity in a school-wide triathlon he organized.  He introduced a program where older students taught younger ones games and conflict-resolution at recess; this has built a lasting culture of empathy that carries far beyond the schoolyard in the Deer Park neighbourhood.  Mr. Mann worked tirelessly with staff and families in the community to foster excellence and civic spirit. Truly, Mr. Mann embodied his motto: "All in, all the time". 

Please sign this petition to request that the City of Toronto dedicate the Jeffrey E. Mann Landing: a new park just north of Deer Park Public School atop the Vale of Avoca ravine at the end of Heath St. East.  This new park will celebrate the life of Mr. Mann, who inspired a generation of children and their families.  Thank you.



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